Surf Candy – Best Fly Fishing Flies

Surf Candy Saltwater Fly

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 such as Mullet or Glassies. This saltwater fly can be tied in any size. It is best fished in estuaries, close to structure like bridges. It is also effective close to river mouths and gullies. Bigger variations can be deadly for Kingfish, and can be fished offshore or on flats.


Type Of Fly?

  • Streamer
  • Lure Fly

When To Use?

  • All Year

Where To Use?

  • Surf
  • Gullies
  • Estuaries
  • Offshore

Colour Variations?

  • Chartreuse
  • Pearl White
  • Olive
  • Red

The Surf Candy saltwater fly was created and first tied by legendary saltwater fly fisherman, Bob Popovics. This fly imitates small silver fish and is best used when there are a lot of fish like silversides, mullet and glassies in an area. Springer and Garrick like this fly, and the ever aggressive Moony will readily take this deadly pattern. The Surf Candy fly is a great pattern and can be fished on floating, intermediate or sinking line. The keys to success are fishing this fly very fast, or with a jerky, pause-start retrieve.

Species That Can Be Caught On This Fly?

  • Garrick
  • Kingfish
  • Kob
  • Springer
  • Queenfish
  • Wave Garrick
  • Garfish
  • Barracuda
  • Moonies
  • Snapper
  • Bonefish
  • Bartail Flathead

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