.. / Mike`s Secret Bonefish Flies / Cognac Mantis Shrimp
This super fishy pattern was created to target big bonefish looking for a big meal. What I found was that all size bonefish crushed it!! The shape and size of this killer fly imitates the basic shape and swimming action of a Mantis Shrimp, although many species of mantis live on the flats this pattern seems to match the hatch to stimulate the primal urge in predators of the flats. Thousands of hours of water time has gone into the sink rates of this fly to perfection.

Sink rate 2-seconds/1 meters
Rod:8/9# fly rod/line go with a 16-20lb tippet as anything you hook on this fly will have all of its attention on the fly, not the leader or your splash down of a cast.

Fish the Mantis with a 10ft lead
This fly gets bit on the drop so make sure you are tight with the fly immediately after it lands ready to set the hook with a strip set. IF you raise your rod tip I will hit you in the nuts with my push pole!! . Loops will be flying don’t get choked!!! This is a sleeper Permit fly and small tarpon fly as well.

Hawaii, Xmas Island, Cuba, Bahamas, Belize.
Cruisers and Tailers

Color Code:
“23” Brown dark barred (Coral, gravel, sand, seaweed bottoms)
“33” Pearl tan barred (Coral, sand, mud bottoms)

Size #2 SL12 Gamakatsu Hooks
Size #4,#6 SL11-3H Gamakatsu Hooks
.. / Mike`s Secret Bonefish Flies / Cognac Mantis Shrimp
This original pattern was created to target big bonefish looking for a big meal. What I found was that all size bonefish crushed it!! The shape and size of this killer fly imitates the basic shape and swimming action of a Mantis Shrimp. Thousands of hours of water time has gone into the sink rates of this fly to perfection. Sink rate 2-seconds/1 meter.

Mike`s Secret Bonefish Flies

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