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The Thin Lizzy: is a fly that my friend Zino and I created to imitate small lizard fish that fall prey to large bonefish in Oahu, Hawaii. The pattern works well on local Calico Bass, Spotted Bay Bass and Sand Bass as well. Click Here!
The Minty Mac: A larger profile fly I developed to represent the local california mackerel that are preyed on by larger calico and sand bass, white sea bass and yellowtail. this pattern works well tied in a clouser version as well.
The Electric Deceiver pays homage to the great Lefty Kreh deceiver fly and is created by tying tube mylar over the shank in various descending lengths as you work towards the head of the fly. This creates a 360 degree tie when cinched down and pulled back resulting in a sculpted flashy head that can be trimmed and colored to imitate any baitfish. Tying Instruction!
Sand Crab: when tied in the Ned Grey style, this pattern tends to roll, like a dislodged crab when the waves are retreating. A good fly to have when corbina are feeding right on the edge of the incoming waves. The deer hair can be coated with Tuffleye Flex which cures into a durable soft coating similar to a soft-shell sand crab.
Qs Salty Sculpin: this fly pays homage to Tim Borski’s slider in style, but tied beefy with an orange underbelly and heavy eyes to get down and dirty. target species: calico bass in jetties or rockpiles.
Qs Corbina Candy: small sand crab imitation tied in a clouser, hook style style to help get a positive hook set when sight fishing corbina.
The Solly Clouser is a great all around surf pattern. Jim Solomon has caught everything on this fly, from our surf exotics like white sea bass, sargo, spotfin croaker, striped bass to perch and halibut. I would say it’s his go to fly in the surf. I good one to have in your arsenal. Solly Clouser Tying Instruct!
The Surfin Merkin is in my humble opinion the go-to fly for sight fishing corbina in shallow water. Created by my fellow “corbina underground” fishing bud, Paul Cronin.
Here are some of my patterns in 360 view. scroll to al quattrocchi and use your mouse to rotate the fly. Click Here!
The Minty Mac Clouser, tying directions. A great pattern for Calicos and White Sea bass