Shafer’s Ella’s Beast

Shafer’s Ella’s Beast


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A big fish flashy bugger with a hot spot bead and excellent movement.

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I’m good friends with Joe Shafer. Joe is a great fisherman and an even better person. As a fly guide and a resident of Colorado, he is one of the best sources to learn from.

Joe named this fly after his kickboxing daughter. (hence “beast”) Here is what Joe said about this kick-ass pattern.

“This fly can mimic leeches and small bait fish. This is a big fish fly. Some of the biggest fish we have stuck over the years have been on this fly! I will fish this on a streamer rig, usually a two streamer rig. I love fishing this one under an indicator as a point fly or as the bottom fly in a three fly rig. This is another great swinging fly when placed under the indicator. I’ll also add some strips with a pause for some outstanding takes. Ella’s Beast also does very well in still waters.” ~ Joe Shafer

Additional information

Weight 0.02 lbs

10, 8


Olive, Black

Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Shawn Rayder
Fly Crate order

Dear sirs: I cannot write a review of this product as I have yet to receive this order. Please advise me what to do. It may be lost in the Christmas rush but it has not gotten here yet!

Tim Lupia
Fly Crate Excellence

I've completed two orders from Fly Crate, and both have been high-quality transactions. Great quality products and top-shelf communication. With such quality products, I see repeat business in our future.
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Josh Pushchak

Great leach pattern for Colorado lakes. And great service from The Fly Crate.

Charles F
Great fly for lakes,

Quick delivery, easy ordering and very good service. Will order again from them