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Rio Bonefish Quickshooter Lines
Tiemco Hook Hone
Rio Bonefish "Quickshooter" Floating Flyline (100 Ft / 30 Meters):
Cortland Classic 444 Floating Flyline (90 Ft / 27 Meters):
Sci Anglers XTS Gel-Spun Backing
Scientific Anglers' super-braid Gel-Spun backing is a Micro diameter polyethylene that allows up to 75% more capacity than other materials - Retains 100% strength while wet. High abrasion resistance, high visibility, impervious to UV rays, gas, salt, and other elements Smooth coating and low coefficient of friction (COF). Color is Hi-Vis Yellow.
Varivas Super Tippet Fluorocarbon
Varivas Super Tippet Fluorocarbon material is one of the finest fluorocarbon materials available for making fluorocarbon leaders and tippets for saltwater fly fishing. Astonishingly flexible, and extremely strong with a smaller diameter compared to other leading fluorocarbon brands. Saltwaterflies.com's team of anglers has used the Varivas Super Tippet Leader materials for nearly 15 years now, and we have enjoyed excellent success rates in fooling, hooking, and landing tough fish. Varivas Super Leader material is easy to tie with, and has excellent knot strength - try it - we think you'll agree that Varivas Super Leader is simply the best.
The new "Master Spec" Super Tippet fluorocarbon material features a unique "non-stress coating" for unrivalled abrasion resistance, which helps it to stand up to line-tearing fish teeth, rocks and coral, and other hazards found in so many saltwater fishing locations. With a special emphasis on balancing overall strength and diameter, ease of knot tying, and wet knot strength, Varivas Super Leader Fluorocarbon is the best choice for so many saltwater fishing situations.
Varivas Tapered Leaders $3.99 ea: (Not fluorocarbon) The Varivas "Salmon/Light Saltwater" leaders are tough, clear leaders with a "Heavy Duty Power Butt".
These 15 foot length leaders are ideal for some bonefish and permit fishing where stealth and a long leader are required.
Maxima Clear Leader material: Premium quality Maxima Leader material is an excellent choice as an all-around leader material, very strong with excellent knot strength and abrasion resistance, and a medium flexibility/suppleness - all the things top anglers look for in saltwater fly leader material.
10# (27 yds) $5.95 Add to Cart
12# (27 yds) $5.95 Add to Cart
15# (27 yds) $5.95 Add to Cart
20# (27 yds) $5.95 Add to Cart
25# (27 yds) $6.95 Add to Cart
30# (17 yds) $6.95 Add to Cart
40# (17 yds) $6.95 Add to Cart
Umpqua Saltwater Fluorocarbon & Monofilament Leaders - We love these Umpqua pre-made saltwater fluorocarbon and monofilament leaders for their excellent performance and convenience. Grab a half-dozen of these and you're good to go for a few days of fishing. Making a big trip? Grab a dozen in assorted sizes.
Umpqua "Big Game" Fluorocarbon Leaders The are very nice full tapered fluorocarbon leaders by Umpqua Feather Merchants. Butt end loop. Perfect for any saltwater situation requiring a strong, abrasion-resistant, low-vis leader. From bonefish to bonito! Breaking strengths are shown below. We have recently added the new twelve-foot "Bonefish/Permit" HD Fluorocarbon leaders by Umpqua - these are an excellent choice if you need a longer fluorocarbon leader.
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Umpqua Bonefish Permit "HD" Fluorcarbon Leaders (12 foot length): $12.95/ea
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Umpqua Bonefish Leaders High-quality tapered monofilament leaders by Umpqua Feather Merchants are perfect for bonefish, tarpon, striped bass, and other flats fishing. Butt end loop. Lengths and breaking strengths are shown below. $5.99/ea. The photo shows an 8# test leader, but we have typically found that to be too light for most serious bonefishing - we are stocking just the 10, 12, and 16# in these leaders.
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Umpqua Bonefish Tapered Leaders: (12' length)
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Umpqua Saltwater Leader & Tippet Material $5.99/ea
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Triplefish Fluorocarbon Leader Material.
Triplefish Fluorocarbon 50 Yard Leader Bracelets
10# $9.95 Add to Cart
12# $10.95 Add to Cart
15# $11.95 Add to Cart
20# $12.95 Add to Cart
25# $14.95 Add to Cart
30# $16.95 Add to Cart
40# $20.95 Add to Cart
50# $25.95 Add to Cart
60# $30.95 Add to Cart
80# $40.95 Add to Cart
Hi-Seas "Grand Slam" Premium Leader Material.
Hi-Seas "Grand Slam" Monofilament 50 Yard Leader Bracelets
10# $4.95 Add to Cart
12# $4.95 Add to Cart
15# $4.95 Add to Cart
20# $5.95 Add to Cart
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30# $5.95 Add to Cart
40# $5.95 Add to Cart
50# $6.95 Add to Cart
60# $6.95 Add to Cart
80# $7.95 Add to Cart
100# $7.95 Add to Cart
100 Yard Coils
80# $8.95 Add to Cart
100# $9.95 Add to Cart
Surflon Micro Supreme Braided Stainless Steel Wire
American Fishing Wire's "Surflon Micro Supreme" Braided Wire is our top choice for knottable braided wire. This is a very thin, nylon coated tainless steel wire, which can be knotted using traditional fishing knots to attach the fly (we use the Non-Slip Mono Loop ("Lefty's Loop) or a clinch knot - when tying knots in wire like this one should use one or two fewer turns in the knot than one would use in monofilament). Color is the the natural silver color of the stainless steel. See below for wire diameter. All sizes are 5 meters of wire per pack. $15.95/spool.26# (.018 in (0.46 mm) diameter) Add to Cart
40# (.024 in (0.61 mm) diameter) Add to Cart
65# (.030 in (0.76 mm) diameter) Add to Cart
TyGer Leader Braided Wire
TyGer Leader is a fine, flexible nylon coated micro braided stainless steel wire that can be knotted or tied like monofilament - you can tie just about any knot that you use for mono in this material. Excellent for making wire leaders & tippet for toothy fish. Note - we consider the "Non-Slip Mono Loop (Lefty's Loop)" as one of the ideal knots to use when attaching the fly to this (and other brands of micro-braided wire) - a 2 turn clinch knot is also excellent if you do not wish to use a loop knot. We are carrying a range of sizes, including light and heavy tests for various applications. See below for wire diameter. All sizes 10 feet of wire per pack.TyGer Leader 15# Test (.014) $10.95 Temporarily out of stock
TyGer Leader 30# Test (.019) $10.95 Temporarily out of stock
TyGer Leader 50# Test (.024) $10.95 Add to Cart
TyGer Leader 70# Test (.030) $13.95 Add to Cart
TyGer Leader 90# Test (.034) $16.95 Add to Cart
Angler's Choice Tippet "Nip-It"
The Tippet "Nip-It" by Angler's Choice is one of our favorite tippet nipper styles...
these strong, sharp clippers accompany us on every one of our fishing trips.
Dr. Slick Stainless Steel Nipper
Dr. Slick's simple Stainless Steel Nipper is a perfect tool for the saltwater fly angler - a great item to keep in your pocket for rigging on the fly. Nice offset design, and it even has a tiny file on one side that can be used to sharpen a hook in an emergency when the hook hone can't be found. Stainless steel to resist the corrosion of saltwater.Stainless Steel Nipper $9.95 Add to Cart
Dr. Slick Scissor Clamps
Here's a tool that makes it into the bag on every trip. These things do double and even triple-duty as line cutters, hook removers, barb pinchers (on smaller size hooks), and more. 5 1/2" length.Dr. Slick Scissor Clamps $18.95 Add to Cart
Tiemco Ceramic Hook Hones
We have been using the Tiemco Ceramic Hook Hones successfully for years now.
This hook hone is a very useful tool, with one flat side and one serrated side.
Easy to slip into a shirt or pants pocket, or
hang on a lanyard with a clipper for wearing on the boat or shore. Ceramic lasts practically forever, and is non-rusting. Don't spend hours planning that special trip, and then risk losing fish by neglecting to sharpen your hooks! Get two - one for
your tying or rigging bench at home, and one for your surf or boat bag. The standard Tiemco Hook Hone is 2 1/2 inches (6.5 cm) long. Photo:
Dr. Slick Diamond Hook File
If you want to put a point on your hooks very quickly, the Dr. Slick Diamond Hook File is the way to go. Compact enough for wading anglers to carry in a pack while flats fishing. Click the photo to view enlargement.
Dr. Slick 4" Diamond Hook File $10.95 Add to Cart
Tie-Fast Knot Tyer
The Tie-Fast Knot Tyer is a simple, effective tool for tying nail knots and performing many of the other general rigging jobs required for saltwater fishing. With no moving parts, and clear, simple instructions, the Tie-Fast Knot Tyer is one tool that no angler should be without. The "Saltwater" Tie-Fast (sometimes referred to as the "Magnum" Tie-Fast) is a larger version of this tool for heavy-duty rigging with lines testing 80-100# or more.Tie-fast Knot Tyer $10.95 Temporarily out of stock
Saltwater Tie-fast $12.95 Temporarily out of stock
Loon Line Speed "Line Up" line care kit
Caring for your fly lines properly is one of the keys to making your casting smooth and effortless. Every angler can benefit by keeping his or her fly lines in good shape, and Loon's line care products are one of the very best ways to keep your lines clean and lubricated for long, tangle free casts. Line Speed is our favorite line cleaning/lubricating product - it cleans your line and contains special additives which protect your line from harmful UV rays. The "Line Up" kit is one of the very best ways to care for all of your fly lines...it includes a bottle of the Line Speed, and a cleaning tool which features two soft cleaning pads sandwiched between hinged wooden blocks. Simply squeeze a little of the Line Speed onto the cleaning pads, draw your line through the tool, and you're in business!
Line Up Kit $15.95 Add to Cart
Mangrove Sungloves SPF 50+ protection $13.95.Size Small/Medium Add to Cart Size Large Add to Cart Size X-Large Add to Cart
The Stripee line guard protects your fingers while retrieving line, and cleans and preserves your flyline in the process. Anglers fishing backcountry areas where there is suspended sediment in the water frequently end up with abrasions & sore fingers, and the Stripee will prevent this. Also, line burns from stripping a dry flyline across the fingers (or from a fish taking line) of your rod hand are eliminated. Great for bonefishing, tarpon fishing, backcountry and largemouth bass fishing, etc. We have used these extensively over the past three seasons, and now we won't leave the dock without them. Size large fits most folks, X-large for those with big paws. Machine washable stretch neoprene with finger pads. Click on the photo shown above for an alternate view, and here's a closeup photo of the Stripee. $8.95.Size Large Add to Cart
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Snap Light Headlamp
The Snap headlamp by Princeton Tec is a fantastic headlamp for night fishing and all kinds of outdoor adventures. This super-bright light has a magnetic base, which allows it to be easily removed from the headlamp mount for handheld use, or quick mounting to a metal surface as a worklight. A single switch controls the light, and allows for full bright or strobe mode, and by pressing and holding the switch, you can dim the light over a wide range to conserve battery or reduce brightness according to conditions. Three AAA batteries are included with the light, Made in USA. $39.95.Snap Light Headlamp Add to Cart
Saltwater Fly Boxes
Our Saltwater Fly Boxes are durable plastic boxes made to carry all of your treasured flies.
"Bonefish Box" $12.95 (pictured above) Add to Cart
"Big Bonefish Box" $12.95 (pictured below) Add to Cart
These "Grand Slam" boxes by C&F Design are an excellent choice for all sorts of flies. These are premium
quality durable boxes with a secure closure and waterproof gasket. Slit-foam design makes it very easy to add and remove flies,
and keeps patterns well-organized. C&F has designated some of these
as boxes for "Permit", "Bonefish", etc, based on the configuration of the foam slots - those boxes are ideal
for holding the types of patterns used for those fish. The "Large Fly" box is the same size box, but with slots better suited
for tarpon flies, striper flies, streamers, clousers, etc. The Large Fly box with the clear lid has foam on just one side - this
is best for very large streamer flies. The Large Fly Box in the blue color has foam on both the bottom and top sides.
The Permit box in the teal color is shown below... click the text links for the other boxes to see photos. Dimensions
of all of these boxes is the same... Length is approximately 7 3/4 inches (20 cm), Width is approximately 4 1/2 inches (12 cm),
and the thickness of the box fully closed is approx. 1 5/8 inches (4 cm).
Some really great new slim-profile boxes are these "Slit Foam Case" fly boxes by Meiho. Here at Saltwaterflies.com we are now using these style boxes almost exclusively to store our own streamer flies, tarpon flies, and larger flats flies. The recent "slit foam" designs are showing themselves to be a real improvement over more traditional foam-lined boxes where the flies are just stuck into the foam - these newer styles hold the flies more securely, and the foam doesn't wear out over time, because the angler is not constantly piercing it with the hook points. The slit-foam design also makes it much easier to arrange the flies as needed. These four very nice boxes come in a variety of sizes to cover lots of differing fly styles. The foam lining these boxes is about 3/8" or 1 cm thick, which will hold even larger flies securely. Non-rusting plastic hinges, with secure latches that are easy to operate. The approximate dimensions as given by the box maker are shown below. Please note that the two larger sizes are slightly thinner in dimension than the two Small size boxes. Our picks for these boxes: We are using the Large Shallow box to as a boat box, and as a fly locker to hold our stored flies at home. The Medium Shallow is also a great boat box, but will still fit into plenty of medium size fishing packs to carry along a day's worth of flies. The two smaller size boxes are great for bonefish flies, clousers, small and medium sized streamers, etc, and will fit easily into most packs as well as some fishing vest pockets like the long pockets often found at the waist on many traditional fishing vests. Pictured above is the "Medium Shallow" box easily holding a set of about three-and-a-half dozen clouser style flies. See the links below for more photos.
This is one of the best new fly box designs that we have seen in years. Two-sided box lined with slit foam makes the most of the space inside - Meiho calls this their "Rungun" case, but we'd probably call it the "Grab-n-go"! On a recent bonefishing trip, we took just this one box while wading away from the boat... this box will easily hold 72 standard size bonefish flies, possibly even more if you maximize use of the space. Outside dimensions of the box are approximately 7 1/8" x 4 1/8" x 1 1/2" (18.5 cm x 10.5 cm x 4 cm). This box is ideally suited for most bonefish flies, but will also hold small streamers - this is a hell of a good box for the river too. Stainless steel hinge pins and excellent latches round out this very well designed box. Additional photos shown below.
Meiho "RUNGUN" Two-Sided Fly Case $19.95 Add to Cart
This open compartment box is quite useful for crab flies, and bonefish flies with weedguards that can be difficult to stick into foam lined boxes, but can also be used for any flies that will fit in the compartments. Outside dimensions of the box are approximately 5 3/4" x 3 1/2" x 7/8" (14.5 cm x 9 cm x 2.5 cm). Dimensions of the individual compartments are approximately 1 7/8" x 1 1/2". Great for all sorts of flies - this box is appropriate for most bonefish sized crabs & flies - please note that larger crabs for redfish & permit may not fit in this box. Inexpensive, durable all-plastic design. Photo shown below.
Saltwater Fly Box - "Crab Fly 6 Compartment" $8.99 Add to Cart
Mylar Fly Sleeves
- Keep your treasured flies organized and in perfect condition until you're ready to fish them. Mylar plastic sleeves protect your flies... we now offer both Ziplock and open ended bags. 100 sleeves per pack.. three ziplock sizes available (1.5"x4", 2"x5", and 2"x8"); open-ended bags are available in 2"x6".Ziplock Fly Sleeves:
1.5X4 (100/pack) $4.95 Add to Cart
2X5 (100/pack) $6.95 Add to Cart
2X8 (100/pack) $7.95 Add to Cart
Open End Fly Sleeves:
2X6 (100/pack) $6.95 Add to Cart
Nylon Tape Measure
Check the size of your catch with this non-rusting nylon tape measure. This simple, retractable tape measures up to 60 inches. The reverse side of the tape is metric (centimeters), and measures up to 150 centimeters.Nylon Tape Measure $4.99 Add to Cart
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