Crazy Charlie

Photo of El Pescador owners

Pattern Background

This is the grandfather of bonefish flies and of all the designs that ride hook up with a wing covering the hook point.  In white, yellow, tan, pink. Flies available in sizes: 4, 6, 8. Shallow: Plastic bead eyes, slowest sink rate.Tailing: Metal bead chain eyes, medium sink rate.Deep: Non toxic metal dumbbell eyes, fast sink rate.

Here is a good article about the creator of this pattern, Charlie Smith, and how it came about.

https://www.saltwatersportsman.com/techniques/fly-tying/story-behind-crazy-charlie/

Materials

Directions

Testimonial

Our group of 5 thoroughly enjoyed our recent 3 day stay at El Pescador. The graciousness and friendliness of the staff truly exceeded expectations. None of us had ever much more than seen a fly rod much less cast one, but between the Orvis help in planning and your guides help in executing, we actually caught fish and learned quite a bit about this type of sport fishing as we progressed. It was really fun. When we return with our group next year we'll continue to work on our fly fishing skills, but we'll be sure to try some of the other activities too - such as snorkeling, inner tubing and exploring. I might add that the weather couldn't have been better. Everything was quite splendid.
Peter S.