Here are pictures of my most productive redfish patterns. I am not putting them in any kind of order.
This is my go to spoon fly pattern. There is just something about a dark spoon fly that makes this a consistant producer. I actually found the green material you see in the tail in a local fly shop and bought it just for this pattern.
This is my next favorite spoonfly pattern. Sometimes the pinks and oranges are just on.
This next series of pictures is a modified merkin type pattern. I had found that the regular merkin pattern was a little too wind resistant to use alot of the time (hard to cast in the wind), and it usually didn't come with a weedguard. Anyway I made this one to be a little less bulky, but with a weedguard. I have to give my friend Brian credit for suggesting the blue....I told him that one of the reasons I thought this pattern was working so well was all of the blue crabs that I was seeing. He tied up a merkin pattern with the blue in it, and I thought it would be a great touch on my fly.
This last fly is one that I saw/read about in a saltwater magazine. The materials are different, and I added some things that I liked, including the weedguard. The materials are only different because I used what I had on hand, not because the original wasn't good. Any way this one, and one tied a size smaller with bead chain eyes has produced when nothing else seemed to. In particular a saltwater pond that gets alot of fishing pressure. I actually made my first flies in this pattern with white dear hair tails, but ended up going with some ep fibers in later flies. I colored the tails with a red and black sharpie.