Tied up a batch of sea bass flies for a friend the other day. I started with some deceiver type flies like the one below.
Then I tied a few larger flies along the lines of the hollow semper. The thing with most saltwater flies is they never really look like baitfish when they are dry. But try running the tap on them for a few moments and then look at them when wet. The transformation can be astounding and this is when these flies come to life.
Many saltwater flies like those above are tied with bucktail. This is a great material but you can tie some with softer materials too. I also tied my friend a few flies using Craft Fur. Despite appearances, there is nothing overly complicated in tying any of these saltwater flies.
It is always a good idea to have some bright coloured flies for different light and water conditions. Try something like the fire orange craft fur fly below!