This fly was developed for Curtis White at the Saltwater Angler in Key West. He had stocked a similar fly for years but couldn’t get it anymore. After some work this is what we came up with. Generally this fly is used offshore for pelagics but occasionally on the flats for tarpon or barracuda. Like the rest of S.S.Flies baitfish imitations it has been getting some use in the northeast on stripers and bluefish. It is a tough fly with lots of flash and a big head that pushes a wake. It’s tied on the super heavy duty Owner Aki hook which also increase the sink rate a bit.
Currently the Bugeyed Bait is only available as a custom order.