Best Offshore Flies To Use In South Africa

What Are The Best Flies To Use When Fly Fishing Offshore In South Africa?

What are the best offshore flies to use in South Africa? Offshore fly fishing is very challenging, but extremely rewarding. This facet of fly fishing is tough. There are no two ways about it. You are using heavy rods, fast line stripping techniques, and when you hook a fish it is often back breaking work. It is all for that ultimate satisfaction of catching that offshore species on fly.

Offshore Fly Fishing GT'sThe saltwater fish species that you would generally target on fly offshore, are fish like: Tuna, Bonito, Jobfish, Rockcod, Kingfish, Barracuda, Billfish, Bottom Fish, other Pelagics, and the list goes on. The Giant Trevally and Sailfish are arguably the two most sought after species on fly when going offshore fly fishing.

Catching Marlin And Billfish On FlyFish The Fly has identified the 5 best offshore flies you can use in the various saltwater fly fishing habitats along the South African coast line. There are so many flies out there, and it is very tough to narrow it down to the 5 flies we have listed below. If you use these flies offshore in South Africa, you will catch fish. Just remember, perseverance is a key to success when saltwater fly fishing.

The Top 5 Best Offshore Flies To Use In South Africa

Surf Candy

The Surf Candy fly is an excellent saltwater fly pattern, which acts as a streamer or lure-type fly. The Surf Candy is a small baitfish imitation, that mimics general fish species… Read more.

Lefty’s Deceiver

The Deceiver fly, or as we know it, the Lefty’s Deceiver, was first tied by World renowned saltwater fly fisherman Lefty Kreh in the 1950’s, who also “invented” the Clouser Minnow… Read more.

Billfish Banger

The Billfish Banger is an American fly used primarily for offshore fly fishing. This fly is more like a lure, except for the weight and the materials used, which is why it is classed as a fly… Read more.


The Saltwater Popper fly is fly fishing‘s version of the open faced popper. A lure that has claimed many saltwater fish species in it’s time. The Saltwater Popper is a generic term… Read more.

The Best Offshore Fly To Use In South Africa

Clouser Minnow

The Clouser Minnow as we know it today, was originally called the Clouser Deep Minnow and was first tied in the 1980’s by the legendary Lefty Kreh, who has caught over 100 of species of fish on this fly… Read more.

Clouser Minnow

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