Everyone Should Know This 3 Minute Shrimp Fly! BACKWATER VLOG #39

“Bonefish flies are a super fun to tie and fish and this is a great one to throw into the mix for your next bonefishing trip!” – Jesse Males

When it comes to what makes a good bonefish shrimp fly it a depends heavily on where you are fishing, how deep the water is, current or no current, grass or sand bottom, rocky or muddy, etc. etc. etc…point is, there are many different factors that determine what fly you will fish in each situation you find yourself in. The Diamond Shrimp is one that can work just about anywhere!!!


This is a great fly pattern to tie when a small bodied fly is needed. The marabou gives some great action in the water while the rest of the body moves through the water quite seamlessly. A little flash is there to get there attention and then if that doesn’t work then you should probably just switch spots because the fish there obviously suck lol.

Diamond Shrimp: Bonefish Shrimp Fly

I hope you guys enjoyed the fly tying video and will think about subscribing to our Backwater Fly Fishing on YouTube to stay up to date with more information regarding fly tying and fly fishing travel.

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Tight lines!

Jesse Males

BOTE Highwater Backpack HD FULL REVIEW

“After using the BOTE Highwater Backpack in the jungles of Costa Rica for some time now, here is my HD Review and more!” – Jesse Males

When it comes to filming as much as I do in the outdoors while guiding and fishing, a quality waterproof/submersible pack to hold my camera gear is extremely important and I simply can’t live without one.

A while back I purchased the Highwater Backpack by BOTE and have been running around the jungle like a madman with it ever since. I have taken some serious spills off paddleboards in some rapids, sat in the rain with it for hours, and now I am ready to give my thoughts on this one of a kind bag.



As you can see this bag is made extremely well. It has all the great features that make up a well thought out fishing bag and the shape of it allows for quick and easy access to essential items and allows for plenty of gear storage in the main compartment.

My typical gear list that I bring everywhere in this pack is listed below! I can fit all this gear and more.

  • Rain Jacket
  • Facemask
  • Laptop
  • Mirrorless DSLR Camera
  • Rode Videomic
  • DJI Mavic Air
  • Drone Batteries
  • Headphones
  • Fly reel
  • Fly boxes
  • Multitool
  • Extra Lens

Even with all this heavy camera gear the bag seems to carry great and remains quite comfortable if wearing it while wading flats or hiking.

If you would like to see the full specs on this bag be sure to head over to BOTE’s website by CLICKING HERE!

If you enjoyed the review be sure to subscribe to my YouTube Channel and follow me on Instagram and Facebook as well!

Tight lines!

Jesse Males

EZ Avalon Permit Fly Tying Tutorial: BACKWATER VLOG #36

“Backwater VLOG #36 features all the steps you need to tie the Avalon permit fly.” – Jesse Males

With everyone stuck indoors or with this corona deal going down, I figured now would be a good time to keep the fly tying videos raining down! Today I figured I would just show you guys how I like to tie the Avalon fly which is a well known pattern for permit but can also be used for bones and redfish as well. I like to tie mine a bit on the small side and fish them strictly with the tungsten beads on the bottom instead of adding any extra weight to the hook with dumbbell eyes or bead chain.


As you can see this fly is quite simple to tie. It is a slight variation from the original but still fishes just as hard but requires fewer steps to tie. If you have yet to give this fly a try be sure to whip some up and get them whet as soon as possible. You will be glad you did!

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Tight lines!

Jesse Males

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