EZ Black Drum Fly: BACKWATER VLOG #30

best black drum fly pattern

“When fishing for black drum we all end up scratching our heads wondering why they just swam right over our fly…well…perhaps this fly can help.” – Jesse Males

This EZ Black Drum Fly may very well be your answer to these stubborn fish. Keep in mind that black drum are often extremely picky when it comes to eating flies, so obviously this video comes with a small disclaimer as only a fly soaked in crab juice will work 100% of the time. hahaha.


While this fly is primarily tied with black drum in mind it also is perfect for redfish and other species as well. You can tie this fly in tan/orange, brown/gold, olive/chartreuse/ and plenty other awesome color combinations to drive fish crazy. Switching out the hook for a feshwater hook makes this a great smallmouth or largemouth bass fly as well.

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Tight lines!

Jesse Males

Published by Backwater Fly Fishing

I’m Capt. Jesse Males, an avid fly fishing, snook snatching, kayak paddling, tarpon slaying, mountain hiking, manatee swimming fool from Central Florida. Over the years fly fishing has had a huge impact on my life and particularly on how I view the world we spend our time in. I am currently the owner and operator of backwaterflyfishing.com as well as our online fly shop, backwaterflies.com. The lifestyle that is called fly fishing has taken me to some amazing destinations and has provided me with some amazing experiences in the wild. From chasing big salty critters in the Florida Keys, to roosters in Coast Rica, to small wild trout in the Carolinas, and all the way up to the high mountain cutthroat of Wyoming; I have been blessed to experience fly fishing at its finest.

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