Flipper – Best Fly Fishing Flies

The Flipper fly was first tied in South Africa, and is effectively a top-water fly or a popper. The Flipper imitates a wounded baitfish struggling on the surface.

The Flipper is often used as an attractor with a smaller fly fished behind it. This method works very well, especially when targeting Garrick or Kingfish. A Fritz or small Clouser Minnow can be fished behind the Flipper with this method.


Type Of Fly?

  • Popper
  • Floating Fly

When To Use?

  • All Year

Where To Use?

  • Estuaries
  • Backline
  • Surf

Colour Variations?

  • White
  • Black
  • Green

This fly popper can be fished on the surface or slightly underwater, with an aggressive and erratic retrieve. The Flipper was invented in KwaZulu Natal and has worked for a variety of sea fishes as well as the occasional Bass. It can be tied in different patterns and various ways. The Flipper work similar to that of a popper and can be fished along drop offs, sand banks and structure, but if there is a feeding frenzy, cast this fly just behind all the action and start retrieving it.

Species That Can Be Caught On This Fly?

The Best Flies To Use

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