I’m trying to round off my fly selection for the upcoming Bahamas trip. Gotchas are flies I have in spades… with bunny, with rubber legs, with calf tail… have some velcro crabs, have some bone crushers. So… what else? How about the Mini Puff… seems a popular pattern and, like a lot of bonefish flies, it doesn’t take a PhD. to tie.
Fly Angler Online has this version. This seems to be one of those patterns that everyone does in their own style. On some, the wing lays down flat, others have it angled upward, like this version at The Fly Shop.
I’ve read this fly described as a “good searching pattern” or a fly for fish with lock-jaw. Another tool in the toolbox.