Topwater Kreelex - Smallmouth Candy

The Topwater Kreelex has been are best producing Topwater pattern since 2011 and no surprise it's also one of our best selling patterns and tying kits. Deadly on Smallmouth Bass, Largemouth Bass, Redfish, Seatrout and more. When fished correctly, this pattern is a fly fisherman's floating crank bait. A "wobbling" slider pattern that will bring strikes from 6-10 feet away and make Smallmouth do 180's and come chasing to eat. 


The CK Express bug was developed by Chuck Kraft do be the topwater version of the CK Baitfish. This fly is deadly on all Smallmouth Bass, Largemouth Bass, Stripers, Redfish, Tarpon, Bluefish, Sea Trout and more. The fly tying kit is available on our catalog.

Tips, Tricks and Techniques


We see this "tilting of bass" a lot. Hold Bass vertical or support the tail end of the fish if you are holding horizontal. Pass this on and teach younger anglers how to properly hold fish.


Limit your back casts to 2 at the most!!! If you take all the extra back casts in a day, your fly will be in the water more often and you will catch more fish. You can hot more holding spots, you can trigger more strikes. Doing 1 backcast will enable you to fish a longer line, which in turn will get you takes from larger fish because they won't get spooked. Think like a sniper. Distance. Fish simple. Fish smart.