Gotcha Fly – Best Fly Fishing Flies

The Gotcha fly is arguably the best Bonefish saltwater fly on the Planet. This small deadly pattern imitates a variety of crustaceans and is truly revolutionary. The Gotcha also comes in a “crazy leg” version, which is basically the normally fly, with legs or whiskers toed to the body. The weight of this fly comes from the dung-bell eyes, and one can also tie this crustacean imitation with copper wire or lead to make it heavier. It is great for other fish species too.


Type Of Fly?

  • Wet Fly
  • Streamer
  • Crustacean Pattern

When To Use?

  • All Year

Where To Use?

  • Offshore
  • Surf
  • Estuaries
  • Gullies
  • Backline

Colour Variations?

  • Pink
  • Chartreuse
  • Brown
  • White
  • Red

The Gotcha pattern does not only catch the saltwater fish species of the flats, like Pompano, Wave Garrick, Triggerfish and Bonefish; but it is also an excellent gully fly and estuary fly. The Gotcha also comes in the following versions: Bunny Gotcha, Rubber Leg Gotcha, Tan Gotcha, Blind Gotcha and Lead Eye Gotcha. This superb Bonefish fly is a variation on the world-renowned Crazy Charlie pattern. Both flies are good for species like Steenbras, Grunter, Kob and the likes, and they will both produce good results around South Africa. If you are a keen saltwater fly fisherman, or you are starting saltwater fly fishing, you need to have a few Gotcha patterns in your box. It is a must!

Species That Can Be Caught On This Fly?

  • Garrick
  • Bonefish
  • Grunter
  • Stumpnose
  • Moonies
  • Kob
  • Steenbras
  • Springer
  • Triggerfish
  • Rockcod
  • Karanteen
  • Pinky
  • Triggerfish
  • Emperor
  • River Perch
  • Snapper
  • Pompano
  • Wave Garrick

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