Posts tagged: Permit

Video: Fly Tying - Crouser for Bonefish & Permit

Video: Fly Tying - Crouser for Bonefish & Permit

By now you have likely seen or heard about the Original Crouser fly that Joe Webster ties here at All Points. As this is a pattern that is most commonly fished along the bottom to imitate crab, shrimp, flounder, etc. here in Maine for striped bass, it quickly was morphed into a (smaller) version for bonefish & permit. Its productivity in tropical flats world was quick and we started to receive messages and photos from customers who had brought some great bonefish & permit to hand with the Crouser. Although the original color of olive/light olive worked well, variations of tan/sand, pink, or rootbeer (for redfish!) seemed to really gain popularity. 

Crouser Fly Pattern for Bonefish Permit

In the following video, Joe demonstrates his Crouser pattern in a smaller bonefish & permit variation. You can also watch the video of the Original Crouser HERE

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Fly Focus Friday: The Original Crouser

Fly Focus Friday: The Original Crouser

The crouser has fast become one of the most popular flies for targeting striped bass here on the New England coast. This pattern was developed by local fly angler and current shop employee Joe Webster. The crouser is a crab + clouser hybrid and produces great results in a variety of scenarios.

Striped Bass Fly Fishing - Crouser Fly Pattern

What makes this such a great fly is its versatility in that it will work in scenarios where fish are selective towards crab, shrimp or small baitfish. In any of these situations the crouser will produce results. Originally this fly was designed to fish directly on the bottom with a sink tip fly line but also works well on a floating or intermediate line, especially when the bass are more interested in shrimp and baitfish vs. crabs. The olive/light olive color was the original and to this day still the most popular and all around productive color scheme, however darker colors have been found to work especially well in stained water or low light hours and the lighter tones have become extremely popular on some of the bigger flats south of us here in Maine. On top of being an extremely productive fly pattern for striped bass, tropical flats fisherman have taken a liking to this pattern in smaller sizes for bonefish and permit. This is a must have for any fly angler targeting striped bass on the New England coast.

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Video: Fly Tying - The Crouser

Video: Fly Tying - The Crouser

We've gotten a lot of requests for a tying video for this pattern, so here ya go! The "Crouser" is a half crab, half clouser. It was developed to target striped bass here in Maine on the flats, but we are seeing customers and clients using it for bonefish and permit (as a crab fly) and smallmouth bass (as a crayfish) with success. 

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The 8wt Fly Reel Is The Most Heavily Abused. Here's Why...

The 8wt Fly Reel Is The Most Heavily Abused. Here's Why...
We expect a lot from our fly reels. We want them to be durable, provide smooth drag (no matter what the conditions), and to look good all while doing so. The pursuit within fly fishing puts us in locations, environments, and weather situations which demand a lot from our gear.

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