Discountflies Customers and Their Fish

It's always a pleasure to feature DiscountFlies customer's and the fish they catch! Send us a photo, and we will feature your fish too!

by Mike RyanOctober 25, 2020

IGFA World Record Bonefish taken with a Deep Water Gotcha!

Jan Forszpaniak with Record Bonefish
Deep Water Shrimp Gotcha

Jan Forszpaniak holds a record bonefish caught in Turks & Caicos on a Deep Water Gotcha.  We understand the smile, Jan!  Congrats!

White Candy Man Got the Beast of the Day!

Rainbow with Candy Man Articulated Streamer
White Candy Man Articulated Streamer

Guide Mitch Bangert and his customer caught the fish of the day on a White Candy Man Articulated Streamer.  Big Fish like Big Flies!

Bubblegum Hareball Leeches are always a great choice for Silver Salmon!

Peter Kurz Coho on a Bubblegum Articulated Hareball Leech
Bubblegum Articulated Hareball Leech

 Peter Kurz, while fishing in Alaska, caught this bright Coho on a bubblegum articulated leech.  This is a must have fly when fishing for silver salmon!

Tarpon Tantrum was the ticket for Karlin!

Karlin Bilcher got this Tarpon using a Tarpon Tantrum
Red & Black Tarpon Tantrum

 Karlin Bilcher and Guide Nick Denbow were fishing in Mahahual, Mexico, and caught this gorgeous Silver King!  The expression Karlin's face says it all!

Beefy Rainbow on the Colorado River, caught by Don Girard

Don Girard with a Nice Rainbow, caught on a Rainbow Warrior
Jiggy Rainbow Warrior Tungsten Bead

Don Girard, from Centennial, Colorado, was fishing the Colorado River with a Jiggy Rainbow Warrior Tungsten Bead #18 when this beefy 'bow grabbed the fly.  While Don didn't measure the fish, the photo says it all!  Call me next time you go fishing Don!

Tim Hennessey got more than he was expecting!

Tim Hennessey reeling in a bonefish and an alligator!
Tan Squimp

While fly fishing Espiritu Santo Bay, Tim Hennessey caught a bonefish on a Squimp, which caught a hungry Crocodile!   Did you catch and release the fish Tim?

..and no, DiscountFlies does not carry a Crocodile Fly!

Jean & Wilbur Catabay got into the GT's and Bones of Christmas Island.

Jean and Wilbur Catabay flyfishing Christmas Island
Purple and Black Peanut Bunker and Light Sand Crazy Charlie

Jean & Wilbur Catabay enjoyed a trip to Christmas Island, where Giant Trevally attack Peanut Bunkers, and Bonefish eat Crazy Charlies!  

Thanks for sharing these photos Wilbur! Christmas Island is also on our bucket list!

Jamie Story won the battle!

Jamie Story's Yellow Jack
Tan Raghead Crab

While fly fishing for Permit on the Flats of Tobago, Guide Jamie Story  hooked up with this enormous Yellow Jack.  The size 6 Gamakatsu SL11 3H hook held up during an epic tug of war! 

Thanks for sharing this photo Jamie!  Lee Ann and I just put Tobago on our bucket list.

The Strombeck family were pretty thrilled about this gorgeous CutBow, caught on a Glo Bug - Egg Flame

Andrew Strombeck's Girls.
Glo Bug - Egg Flame Fly Pattern

Andrew Strombeck took his family to the Ozarks for a vacation, and made some long lasting memories for his daughters!  

Glo Bugs were the hot fly!

Jane Taylor, and the Bonefish & Permit of the Yucatan Are All Hooked On The Bead Chain Spawning Shrimp

Bonefish caught on a Beadchain Spawning Shrimp. Photo by Jane Taylor
Permit caught on a Beadchain Spawning Shrimp. Photo by Jane Taylor
Spawning Shrimp - Beadchain Eye

Wanted to pass on my positive review of your spawning shrimp bead-eye fly, code: W-SPSB.  This fly is my go-to for bonefish and permit in the Yucatan. Here are a couple of pics proving its success. Using the same fly, not just the same pattern,  but the SAME fly in a size 4, I landed a dozen bones in the 5 lb range and 2 small permit. The bones down here absolutely attack this fly. 

I am also impressed with how well the fly held up, even after being abused by the occasional toothy snapper. This pattern should be a staple in everyone's fly box if they're heading to the Yucatan. Thank you for offering such a quality product at a killer price. 

Jane Taylor

Copper King is a Spectacular Stonefly Nymph imitation for Drew Gross

Guide Drew Gross Rainbow Caught on the Colorado River on a Copper King Nymph
Copper King

Drew, Head Guide for Granby Bait 'N Tackle, is having a lot of success with a Copper King while fishing the Colorado River downstream of Granby.

Chartreuse & White Clouser is "Lights Out" for Bump Williams

Bump Williams Tarpon on Chartreuse and White Clouser Minnow
Chartreuse & White Clouser Minnow

Bump Williams got this 50 Pound Tarpon on a Chartreuse and White Clouser Minnow.  Bump was recently fishing Andros Island in the Bahamas, stayed at the Andros Bay Cottage Fishing Lodge, and hired David and Dwayne for their guides.

Mantis Shrimp - Tan got a 12 pound bonefish!

Bump Williams Bonefish on Tan Mantis Shrimp
Mantis Shrimp - Tan

Bump Williams got this 12 Pound Bonefish on a Tan Mantis Shrimp while fishing Grand Bahamas! Lee Ann thinks this is a good reason to head there, and Mike agrees!

DF Spawning Shrimp is 'da Bomb!

DF Spawning Shrimp Beadchain Eye

Eric Everett was just in Cuba, fly fishing for Bonefish.  The bones found the DF Spawning Shrimp to be 'da Bomb!  

Pat's Rubberleg Stonefly is "Just Right"

Joe Macomber and this large Rainbow found the Olive & Brown Pat's Rubber Leg Stonefly to be "Just Right"!

What a simple, amazingly effective fly!

Red Can Squid is Hot on the Shores of Cape Cod

Michael Hastings likes the Red Can Squid for catching monster Striped Bass from the Cape Cod Shores.  That huge eye has to be the reason that this fly is so successful!

Big Maui Bonefish on a Squimp

Capt. Clay Ching swears by a Squimp for big Maui Bonefish.

This fly has proven difficult to keep stocked and available because Clay is right.

Chalk Up Another Species To The Coho Comet

Rob Steers has caught just about every species of fish that will hit a fly on the Coho Comet, which was designed to catch Silver Salmon and Steelhead.  This Jack hit the Chartreuse Coho Comet.

We also carry this pattern in Pink.

Hybrid Worm Fools Big Carp

Kenny Price had a great day catching Carp, using the Hybrid Worm.

These are tough fish to catch.  Nice Job Kenny!

Black Egg Sucking Leech is Good for a Limit of Coho's

Mark Thomas caught this 13 pound Silver Salmon on a Black Egg Sucking Leech, along with 3 other Coho's.  

Coho's can't resist chasing Egg Sucking Leech Flies!

Banner Day for Joe and his Olive Pole Dancer

Joe Brennan had a banner day fishing the Yucatan coast in Mexico, catching 8 Snooks and 2 Jacks, all in 1 day, all on an Olive Pole Dancer.

The Pole Dancer has a back and forth movement when stripped across the top of the water, and predatory fish can't refuse it!

All Star Day For Nick Boehme

Nick Boehme Trout on Black Beadhead Wooly Bugger

Nick Boehme had an all star day fishing Black Beadhead Wooly Buggers.  This was one of many big Browns he caught.

Is there a more effective streamer ever designed than a Wooly Bugger?

Black and White Dolly Llama Works Well for Kurt Wald

Kurt Wald had some pretty good success while fishing in Situk, Alaska for Steelhead.  This one grabbed the Black & white Dolly Llama.  Gorgeous Fish Kurt!

The Dolly Llama streamer has become one of the most important and effective flies available for catching Big Steelhead, Salmon and Rainbows.

Nice Rainbow on a Top Secret Midge

Sherap Tharchen caught this Gorgeous Rainbow on a Top Secret Midge on the South Platte River near Deckers.

The South Platte is known for having some of the most intelligent, fly inspecting trout on this planet.  Glad the Top Secret Midge worked for those PhD Fly Inspectors!

Bryan Allison's Big Brown on a Mr. Hankey

Bryan Allison caught this Brown Trout Behemoth and a number of others in Montana while fishing a Mr. Hankey at night.  

Mr. Hankey has become one of the most effective Mouse flies to hit the market.  They fish well all day, and all night long!

Big Largemouth poses for a Selfie with Herbie Jaime

Herbie Jaime got this Gorgeous Largemouth to pose with him for a selfie, after catching it on a Mouse Rat.

The Mouse Rat is effective for most any predatory species of fish, and since the fly floats, the strike is a huge thrill!

Wet Baetis Soft Hackle is the ticket for Colorful Rainbows!

Corey Harris fished the Wet Baetis Soft Hackle, and caught this colorful rainbow while fishing in the evening.  

Soft Hackle Flies are very effective because the Hungarian Partridge used for the hackle, moves in the current, looking a lot like a struggling insect.

3D Stonefly Nymph Tempts This Large King Salmon

Matt Linder caught this King, and a number of others fishing the Douglaston Salmon Run in Pulaski, New York.  This one took a 3D Stonefly Nymph.  

The 3D Nymph is also effective for Trout and Steelhead.  

Purple Egg Sucking Leeches are the Ticket for Big King Salmon

Rich Zoeltsch, of New York, landed a number of nice King Salmon while fishing a Purple Egg Sucking Leech.  This was one of many.  

There are many theories as to why this fly is so effective.  No one knows for sure, but they are effective for catching Coho, Trout, and Steelhead too!  This fly is effective both in a dead drift or swing.

Conehead Zuddlers are the Ticket for 5 Pound Bass!

Kieran Mooney caught this 5 1/4 pound bass on a #6 Black & Silver Conehead Zuddler Minnow.  The Zuddler is also an effective fly for Steelhead, Trout, Pike and many other species.  Cast the fly upstream like a nymph, let it sink, then swing the fly through deep runs.

Fish Big Streamers For Big Fish!

Blair Edwards Big Rainbow on a Sculpin Minnow
Sculpzilla - Tan

Blair Edwards from Ventura, California caught this leviathon on a Sculpzilla - Tan.

Proves that if you want to catch big fish, you need to use big flies! Nice Fish Blair!

Kwabbit Picks Up Big Permit

Craig Cain from Colorado Springs, Colorado caught this monster permit on a Kwabbit while fishing the northern shore of Cozumel, Mexico.

Nice Fish Craig!

Sea habit's Catch Big Striped Bass

Benjamin Redmond from Maine caught this 42" BEAST of a Striped Bass on a Sea Habit

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