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/

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Testimonial

I have had the good fortune to travel all over the world to fish and hunt and have never experienced better hospitality or a place as well run as El Pescador. The staff was helpful, friendly and polite. The room, food and drinks were excellent. El Pescador is an understated, delightful environment. It is unique in that there are so many activities besides fishing. Everything is low key...just there for the asking.
Gar J.