Videos by Dan Torres

Lovely Pita

This fly was designed by my wife, Lupita. She picked out the colors and materials and I put them on the hook. It has turned out to be a really deadly fly and my buddies and I have used it with great success on some very skittish redfish lately. It looks very shrimpy and it glows in the water so you and the fish can see it from far away. I have been using 1/0 hooks and large eyes but the smaller version makes less of a splash when it lands and is a little easier to cast on the 7wt that I use.

Grey Ghost bunny streamer

This fly comes from Flies that Catch Fish, but this version has dumbbell eyes to weigh it and keep the hook riding point up. I nicknamed it the grey ghost because of the grey bunny strip. It comes pretty close to imitating a striped finger mullet. I have caught redfish, spotted sea trout, snook, and flounder on this fly. It rarely fouls because the bunny strip is impaled on the hook. You can change the color of the bunny strip and flash to imitate your local baitfish. I use chartreuse and black barred olive versions too.

Crabby Patty

The Crabby Patty has been a very successful fly for me during the past year or so. It has gone through a few changes along the way but this version seems to be the ticket. It has caught a lot of redfish as well as speckled trout, snook, sheepshead, and even a few baby tarpon. I tie it in pink which is the first color I tie on and also in chartreuse. I match the color of the fur on top to the color of the bottom over which it is fished.