This pattern has been very effective on the West Coast of the United States for large surf perch, as well as corbina and yellowfin croakers along with many other local species. The Beach Bug can be tied in a variety of sizes and colors, according to the specific conditions and fish you want to target. Because it resembles a shrimp or crab, it would readily work for striped bass in the surf in New England, and though I have never tried it, I bet that it would do very well in my standard colors for redfish and even trout. Tied in slightly lighter colors it should also work on bonefish and possibly even permit in the Caribbean. For these last two fish I would recommend you tie it with lighter beadchain eyes when fishing it in shallow water or for tailers.