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sandfly

 [sand´fli]
any of various two-winged flies, especially those of the genus Phlebotomus, which are important vectors in the transmission of leishmaniasis and phlebotomus fever.
sandfly fever phlebotomus fever.

sand·fly

(sand'flī),
A small, biting, dipterous midge of the genus Phlebotomus or Lutzomyia; a vector of leishmaniasis.

sandfly

/sand·fly/ (sand´fli) any of various two-winged flies, especially of the genus Phlebotomus.

sandfly

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sand fly

(sănd′flī′)
n.
1. Any of various small biting flies of the genus Phlebotomus of tropical areas, some of which transmit diseases.
A small—circa 3 mm—hairy insect with a stinging, persistent bite that is a vector for various infectious diseases; the New World sandfly, Lutzomyia longipalpis, is a vector for bartonellosis (B bacilliformis) and leishmaniasis (Leishmania mexicana, L braziliensis); the Old World sandfly, Phlebotomus papatasi, is the vector for cutaneous leishmaniasis (Leishmania tropica), sandfly fever; New and Old World sandflies may be vectors for kala-azar (Leishmania donovani)

sandfly

Phlebotomus spp. Culicoides, Simulium and Austrosimulium spp. are also called sandflies in some countries. Called also owl midges.

sandfly zieria
zieriasmithii.
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Sandfleas or small shrimp (whole or in pieces) can be cast ahead of the fish and drifted back in the current or allowed to settle to the bottom so the fish can swim up to it.
Once the lures are finished, you can use them by drifting in a boat while jigging over the flats or sandy bottom, or put them on your surf rod when you run out of sandfleas.
Like many East Coast surf zones, the ocean bottom features deeper troughs and sloughs, which hold crustaceans including crabs and sandfleas, and those spots can be identified as darker shades of water and should not be passed up.
Best baits for sheepies are live fiddler crabs, small live shrimp, sandfleas, clams, oysters and barnacles.
They'll also have sandfleas for sale, and I recommend you buy a few to be safe.