In the right environment we all know how effective neutral colored bonefish flies can be on discerning fish. But, when wind and tidal flows color up a sand flat it pays to add a little color. With some flash and black barring, the honeypot has duped plenty of bonefish in colored up conditions. When it comes to shrimp wings, I’ve recently come around on fox fur to give the fly a bit of added motion. The the yellow hackle collar adds great mottling simply adds a hot spot for fish to key in on when the water gets murky. These flies have been tied for deeper flats, but make sure to try bead chain eyes or add underbody weight to cover a range of depths.


  • Hook: Tiemco 811S – sz. 2-6

  • Thread: UTC 140 – Yellow

  • Tail: Krystal Flash - Fl. Yellow

  • Body: Ice Dub UV - Lt. Yellow, Tinsel - Gold

  • Wing: Arctic Fox Fur- Tan, Crazy Legs - Gold/Amber/Black, Saddle Hackle - Yellow

  • Eyes: Yellow Dumbbell Eyes, Mono Eyes

Jack Reis