FLIES

SURF FLIES

Checkerboard Flies

These surf flies, the Green Tailed, Brown Tailed, Red Tailed, Orange Tailed and Pink Tailed Checkerboards have transformed over the years from a bad copy of a Hasting's Surf Rat to what you see here. The first day out it landed a very nice corbina and continues to be my go-to-fly. When wet, the orange tailed version looks like a new born perch, the halibut and leopard shark love it. They even landed calico bass. 

Lee Baermann Checkerboard Surf FliesA selection of surf flies is available for $3.50 a fly or $39.00 per dozen plus shipping. Fly orders can be mixed to total a twelve count. Flies are available on a Gamakatsu SS15 #4. Lee has these flies for sale on this website, to buy … Click Here To Buy.

The checkerboard fly continues to prove itself in the Southern California surf. At the 2009 One Fly Tournament at Dockweiler State Beach, a red tailed checkerboard took two of the three trophy's with Most Fish and Biggest Fish. Then later in the year at the One Fly Tournament in Huntington Beach, a orange tailed checkerboard took two more trophy's with First Fish and once again, Most Fish.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hard Shell/Soft Shell Sand Crab Flies

Sand crabs are one of the main baits that the surf species feed on, especially barred surf perch. Both hard or soft shelled sandcrab flies work great.

A selection of surf flies is available for $3.50 a fly or $39.00 per dozen plus shipping. Fly orders can be mixed to total a twelve count. Flies are available on a Gamakatsu SS15 #4. Lee has these flies for sale on this website, to buy … Click Here To Buy.

 

 

 

 

Camo Surf Fly

I braided the new chenille color for a Berkley camo worm look and it produced many nice perch today on it's maiden voyage. 

A selection of surf flies is available for $3.50 a fly or $39.00 per dozen plus shipping. Fly orders can be mixed to total a twelve count. Flies are available on a Gamakatsu SS15 #4. Lee has these flies for sale on this website, to buy … Click Here To Buy. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OFF SHORE FLIES

Red Crab Fly

Lee Baermann Red Crab Fly (NEW) – Lee's new fly to imitate the Pacific Red Crab. This fly is deadly on Calico Bass. Out at the Channel islands we we're getting a Calico on almost every cast with this fly. We also caught Mackrel, Yellowtail, Blue Perch, Bonito and Johnny Bass. Any fish that feeds on red crabs will attack this fly.

  

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

A selection of flies is available for $3.50 a fly or $39.00 per dozen plus shipping. Fly orders can be mixed to total a twelve count. Lee has these flies for sale on this website, to buy … Click Here To Buy.

 

BAJA FLIES

Bull Candy Baja Fly

Cover the bases by having both the green and tan Bull Candy for Baja. These flies are tied on Gamakatsu SL12S 2/0 hooks (available on 4/0 upon request)and have boated many large cabrilla, pargo, tuna and dorado. Named BULL CANDY because they were responsible for taking the larger Bull Dorado during the past two summers great Dorado bite. Also tied as clousers on either 2/0 or 4/0 Gamakatsu SP11-3L3H hooks.

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nonetheless, by any name the Bull Candy is still intended to match sardina, also known as flatiron herring (Harengula thrissina). This prey species is used in Baja as live chum to attract predator fish into fly-casting range.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When fishing the pattern, I use a sinking line and have not needed to weigh the pattern down in any way. You could add some lead wire behind the eyes, but even a 300-grain line gets the fly down to fishy depths. And with the addition of a Cam Sigler popping head to the leader, I’ve fished the fly effectively on a floating line. I’ve boated dorado, ladyfish, pargo, cabrilla, hogfish, black skipjack tuna, yellowtail, roosterfish, barracuda, triggerfish, and pretty much everything else that swims down there except a sailfish— and I’m still working on that. Out of all these fish, the dorado seemed particularly eager to chase down the Bull Candy, and although I still prefer the name Tan Sardina, sometimes you just have to call it like you see it.  Lee has these flies for sale on this website, to buy … Click Here To Buy.

Flies are also available at:

Eric's Tackle Shop
2127 E. Thompson Blvd
Ventura, CA 93001
(805) 648-5665

Buy on-line at …
www.shop.wegetbit.com

Fishermen's Spot
14411 Burbank Blvd,
Van Nuys, CA 91401
(818) 785-7306
Orvis Pasadena
345 S Lake Ave
Pasadena, CA 91101
(626) 356-8000