Billfish Banger – Best Fly Fishing Flies

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.

Generally, anglers would pull “birds” and “konas” from behind a boat to rise a gamefish or billfish from the depths, and then once this fish is in sight the fly fisherman would use a 12-15 weight fly rod and make a cast at one of these risen fish in hope for a hook up.


Type Of Fly?

  • Lure Fly
  • Attractor
  • Popper

When To Use?

  • All Year

Where To Use?

  • Offshore
  • Backline

Colour Variations?

  • Pink
  • Blue
  • White
  • Green
  • Silver

The Billfish Banger can also be used as a popper to cast at fish feeding close to the surface, such as Tuna or Kingfish. The Billfish Banger is not used a lot in South African saltwaters, but this fly has a proven track record overseas, and Fish The Fly believes any fly angler could have a lot of success and excitment with this fly, especially when larger Clouser Minnows and other streamers are not working as well.

Species That Can Be Caught On This Fly?

  • Marlin
  • Sailfish
  • Wahoo
  • Dorado
  • Tuna
  • Kingfish
  • Yellowtail

The Best Flies To Use

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