What kind of fly for sheepshead? - Fly Fishing Forum
>> Archive: Bonefish/Tarpon Flies Flats candy, mangrove magic

Thread Tools Search this Thread Rating: Thread Rating: 5 votes, 5.00 average. Display Modes
Old 04-04-2005, 01:43 PM
T.J. T.J. is offline
flyfishing guru
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Mississippi gulf and tennessee
Posts: 45
What kind of fly for sheepshead?

I have know idea what you would use for catching these things if any. Any input would be appreciated. thanks
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-04-2005, 03:20 PM
petevicar's Avatar
petevicar petevicar is offline
In moderation
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: The seven seas
Posts: 840
Hi T.J.
I have caught sheepshead on a small green coloured fly, like a green crazy charlie.
The flies must be quite small (size 4-6) as they don't open their mouths too wide but they mash the fly with there crazy teeth.

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-05-2005, 11:15 AM
TheSeph TheSeph is offline
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Georgia Coast (USA)
Posts: 23
Send a message via AIM to TheSeph
my two cents

any small crab pattern like a size 2 or a 4 of the same colors as local fiddler crabs which are the same color as the sand/mud in your area.....tie/ a bunch cause if u get on those razor mouthed guys the furry flies dont last too long.....also id defintaley make sure to have a sink tip or full sinking line to get down towards the bottom of the pylons.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-06-2005, 02:12 PM
T.J. T.J. is offline
flyfishing guru
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Mississippi gulf and tennessee
Posts: 45
alright thanks guys. also say if im on a beach and i see a school of sheephead or any fish and im chasing them down the beach. How do i go about casting to them? or chasing them
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-13-2006, 09:56 AM
JD FLIES! JD FLIES! is offline
Registered User
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: sw florida
Posts: 5
works great!

for sheephead tie a small crazy charlie in all black with a little gold flash, and keep the fly slowly moving if you stop the sheephead will turn off of the fly in a hurry! when they hit the fly they will usually pin the fly to the bottom and then suck it in. so when you see the sheephead "dip" his head down pause for a split second then strike. it only takes a sheep head a fraction of a second to suck in a small crab or barnicle,crush it, swallow the meal and spit out the empty shell, so if you wait too long he'll just suck in the fly and spit it back out. the fly i tie is in #4-#6 wrap the shank of the hook with black thread to "build it up a little" then make a few wraps over the thread with gold flash, use clear epoxy over the body and dumbell eyes. once dry tie in a short wing of black calf tail (crazy charlie style) then epoxy the thread between the eye of the hook and the dumbell eyes. this fly is killer on sheep head in the shallows around oyster beds.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Fly Fishing Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Home Waters
Your home waters
Current Favorite Fly
If you only had one... (change anytime)


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
It was a tan kind of day... juro Stripers and Coastal Gamefish 14 07-26-2011 02:52 PM
My kind of trout fishin' and some swap fly success Quentin The Quintessential Trout 3 04-29-2007 10:30 PM
please can anyone tell me what kind of larve this is? rik van beek Worldwide Flyfishing Discussion 3 09-28-2006 07:50 AM
Shad what kind artb Stripers and Coastal Gamefish 5 01-25-2005 10:18 AM
What kind of feather is this? sean >> Archive: Salmon & Steelhead Flies 12 07-11-2003 08:54 PM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:22 PM.

vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright Flyfishingforum.com (All Rights Reserved)