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Welcome to our fly shop. The following products have been chosen by us as representing an excellent value in terms of usefulness, quality, and price. You have seen these products in the pages of saltwaterflies.com, and we have used all of these products effectively for a number of years. We are available to answer any questions that you may have about the items found on this page.

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Rio Bonefish Quickshooter Lines
Cortland Fly Lines
Backing / Running Lines
Varivas Fluorocarbon Tippet Material
Maxima Leader & Tippet Material
Umpqua Fluorocarbon & Monofilament Leaders and Spooled Leader Material
Triplefish Fluorocarbon Leader & Tippet Material
Hi-Seas Grand Slam Monofilament Leader & Tippet Material
Surflon Micro Supreme Knottable Braided Wire
Line Clippers
Dr. Slick Scissor Clamps

Tiemco Hook Hone
Dr. Slick Diamond Hook File
Line/Leader care
Stripee - Line stripping guard
Snap Light Headlamp
Fly Boxes
Ziplock Bags / Fly Sleeves
Measure your catch

Rio Bonefish "Quickshooter" Floating Flyline (100 Ft / 30 Meters):

The Bonefish "Quickshooter" Floating Flyline by Rio is one of our favorite flylines for bonefishing. This is an excellent line for so many bonefishing situations, and we have enjoyed the effectiveness of this line on several recent trips. Weight forward design cuts the wind and delivers the fly quickly. The unique
taper design of this line makes it very useful for wade fishing and casting to fish at close distances, as well as achieving better distance when casting from the boat. Color is Aqua/Sand (the running line is Sand color, and the head portion of the line is Aqua).

Rio Bonefish "Quickshooter" Floating Flyline: $99.95

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Cortland Classic 444 Floating Flyline (90 Ft / 27 Meters):

Cortland's Classic 444 floating flyline is quite possibly the most popular floating flyline in the world. This is an easy-handling and easy-casting traditional style weight forward flyline with great performance on the water, and excellent value. We have used this line for years for everything from trout to bonefish, and we continue to use this line today for many general saltwater situations that call for a floating line. In the classic "Peach" color, this line is easy to see, without being highly visible to the fish like many fluorescent colored lines.

Cortland Classic 444 Weight Forward Floating Flylines: $59.00
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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.

Sci Anglers XTS Gel-Spun Backing:
30# Yellow 250 yards $29.95
Temporarily out of stock
30# Yellow 500 yards $59.95 Add to Cart
50# Yellow 250 yards $59.95 Add to Cart
50# Yellow 500 yards $89.95 Add to Cart

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 20 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 Master Spec Super Tippet Fluorocarbon material (25 Meters/spool) $15.95 ea:
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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. $7.49/ea

Maxima Clear Tippet & Leader Material
Maxima Clear
10# (27 yds)
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25# (27 yds) Temporarily out of stock
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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 Gamee" 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.

Umpqua Fluorocarbon Leaders
Umpqua Big Game Fluorcarbon Leaders (9 foot length): $12.95/ea
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Umpqua Bonefish Permit "HD" Fluorcarbon Leaders (12 foot length): $12.95/ea
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20# Temporarily out of stock

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. $7.50/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.

Umpqua Fluorocarbon Leaders
Umpqua Bonefish Tapered Leaders: (10' length)
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Umpqua Bonefish Tapered Leaders: (12' length)
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Umpqua Saltwater Leader & Tippet Material
Umpqua Saltwater Leader & Tippet Material - pocket size spools of leader/tippet material are easy to carry, and feature strong leader material with medium stiffness and excellent knot strength. With a full range of sizes, you can tie up an entire saltwater leader with these, or just use selected sizes to replace tippet as necessary. The 30# and 40# can be used as butt section, or as light shock tippet for fish with abrasive mouths. Please note that Umpqua is switching over to new packaging for their saltwater nylon leader/tippet material... new spools of this may be labelled as "Perform X HD"; here is a Photo of the new packaging.

Umpqua Saltwater Leader & Tippet Material $7.49/ea
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Triplefish Fluorocarbon Leader Material.
Triplefish Fluorocarbon Tippet & Leader Material

Triplefish's Fluorocarbon Leader & Tippet Material is a top-quality fluorocarbon at a reasonable price. Fluorocarbon leader materials sink faster and and provide a "stealth" presentation as they are nearly invisible in the water. Triplefish fluorocarbon features excellent knot strength, durability, and a more supple feel than some stiffer fluorocarbon brands. Color is clear. 50 Yard "leader bracelets" are convenient and easy to carry. Get a selection of sizes and build your own tapered leaders, or just grab a couple spools for tippet - smaller diameters are great for bonefish tippets... 15# and 20# for striped bass, false albacore... larger diameters like 50#, 60#, and 80# are just right for making shock tippets for tarpon and snook.

Triplefish Fluorocarbon 50 Yard Leader Bracelets

10# $9.95
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12# $10.95 Out of stock
15# $11.95 Out of stock
20# $12.95 Add to Cart
25# $14.95 Add to Cart
30# $16.95 Add to Cart
40# $20.95 Out of stock
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 Tippet & Leader Material

The Hi-Seas Grand Slam Premium Leader & Tippet Material is an excellent monofilament leader material, perfect for situations where fluorocarbon is not necessary. Clear color, strong, with excellent knot strength and durability. 50 Yard "leader bracelets" are approximately 5" in diameter - large enough to make rigging comfortable, but still easily stowed in a pack for fishing on boat or shore. Also available in the 80# test are 100 yard lengths packaged in large coils - ideal for rigging tarpon, bluewater, and other big-game leaders and shock tippets in advance.

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
25# $5.95 Temporarily out of stock
30# $5.95 Temporarily out of stock
40# $5.95 Temporarily out of stock
50# $6.95 Add to Cart
60# $6.95 Add to Cart
80# $7.95 Add to Cart

100 Yard Coils
80# $9.95 Add to Cart

Surflon Micro Supreme Braided Stainless Steel Wire

Surflon Micro Supreme Braided Wire Leader and Tippet material

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)
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40# (.024 in (0.61 mm) diameter) Temporarily out of stock
65# (.030 in (0.76 mm) diameter) Add to Cart

Angler's Choice Tippet "Nip-It"

Anglers 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.
Stainless steel design, with a small protected needle on the end opposite the nipper jaws that can be used to clear the hook eye if it's been obscured or clogged with glue.
It doesn't hurt to get a couple of these!

Angler's Choice Tippet "Nip-It" $11.95
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Dr. Slick Stainless Steel Nipper

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 $14.95
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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 $20.95
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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:
Tiemco Ceramic Hook Hone

Tiemco Ceramic Hook Hone $21.95 Add to Cart

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 $12.95 Add to Cart

Loon Line Speed "Line Up" line care kit

Loon Line Speed Line Up Line Cleaning 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



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 Temporarily out of stock
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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.

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Saltwater Fly Boxes

Our Saltwater Fly Boxes are durable plastic boxes made to carry all of your treasured flies.

The slim-profile "Bonefish Box" by Anglers Image shown in the first photo below is one of the best boxes we have ever seen for carrying standard bonefish patterns - modern "slit foam" design holds flies securely and is easy to insert the flies in. This box will hold approximately 24 standard sized bonefish flies, but still fits easily in a shirt pocket - something that many boxes are advertised to do, but few achieve. The lid of this box is clear, which allows the angler to view the contents of the box before opening it - a real advantage as it minimizes fumbling while wading the flats or preparing to tie on a new fly from the deck of a bouncing boat. Dimensions are 5 3/4" x 3 5/8" x 7/8" (14.5 cm x 9 cm x 2.2 cm). Click photo shown below to view the box empty.

Recently added is the "Big Bonefish Box" (second photo)- this box dimensions are 7 3/8" x 3 7/8" x 1 1/8" - this larger box will hold up to 3 dozen standard bonefish flies when neatly arranged, and also has a bit more headroom for larger flies like crabs & sliders, etc. Both of these boxes are priced the same, and both are in stock now!

"Bonefish Box" $12.95 (pictured above) Add to Cart

"Big Bonefish Box" $13.95 (pictured below) Temporarily out of stock

C&F Design Grand Slam Fly Boxes

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 with the clear lid has foam on just one side - this is best for very large streamer flies. 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).

C&F Designs Grand Slam "Permit" Box (Teal color) $49.95 Add to Cart
(shown above)

C&F Designs Grand Slam "Bonefish" Box (Sand color) $49.95 Add to Cart
C&F Bonefish Box | C&F Bonefish Box shown with flies

C&F Designs Grand Slam "Large Fly" Box (Clear top / sand color) $49.95 Out of stock
C&F Large Fly Box with clear top

Meiho "Slit Foam Case" Fly Boxes

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.

All four Meiho Fly Case boxes stacked largest to smallest
"Large Shallow" box holding a set of nearly 4 dozen epoxy fly styles
"Large Shallow" box empty
"Medium Shallow" box with a set of Clouser fly styles
Medium Shallow" box empty"
"Medium Shallow" box closed (with flies)
"Small" box with a set of 6" long flashy streamers
"Small" box empty
"Large Shallow" and "Medium Shallow" boxes together
"Small" and "X-Small" boxes together

"Large Shallow" Fly Case: $22.95 Add to Cart
10" x 7 1/2" x 1 1/8" (25.5 cm x 19 cm x 2.8 cm) 18 Lengthwise slits

"Medium Shallow" Fly Case: $20.95 Temporarily out of stock
8" x 5 3/4" x 1" (20.5 cm x 14.5 cm x 2.5 cm). 15 Lengthwise slits

"Small" Fly Case: $12.95 Add to Cart
7 1/4" x 4" x 1 1/4" (18.5 cm x 10 cm x 3.4 cm). 9 Lengthwise slits

"X-Small" Fly Case: $9.95 Add to Cart
6 1/4" x 3 1/2" x 1 3/16" (16 cm x .9 cm x 3.1 cm). 8 Lengthwise slits

Meiho "Rungun" Two-sided Fly Case

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 $21.95 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. ziplock sizes available are 1.5"x4" and 2"x5"; open-ended bags are available in 2"x8" or 3"x5".

Ziplock Fly Sleeves:
1.5x4 (100/pack) $4.95
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2x5 (100/pack) $6.95 Add to Cart

Open End Plastic Fly Sleeves:
2x8 (100/pack) $7.99 Add to Cart
3x5 (100/pack) $7.99 Add to Cart

Nylon Tape Measure

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 $6.95 Add to Cart

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