This innovative pattern was developed by professional fly tier Greg Miheve. It’s unique among bonefish flies, being tied with a split tail, along with a palmered hackle, giving it a delicate landing on the water. With the standard bead chain eyes, the sink rate is ideal for shallow water bones, and my “go to” fly while wading in shin deep water.
Tied with a banded body of tan and green, then wound with a tan hackle, this fly suggests many different prey species found on the flats. It sinks with the split tail upright, possibly mimicking a small crustacean in defense posture. A baby lobster, a shrimp, I’m not really sure what a bonefish thinks it sees when it watches a Miheve’s flats fly sinking through the water column. What I can tell you is that bonefish absolutely eat this fly.