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

El Pescador has carved out a real niche for itself. Its combination of comfortable and gracious living in a totally relaxed, outdoor setting is unique and has a charm all its own. When asked by Steve for our suggestions about how to make it better, we were hard pressed to come up with anything substantive. I don't know whether you embrace all of your guests as you did our little family, but we felt as though we were being welcomed into a wonderfully warm, interesting and entertaining family that we were only too happy to be adopted by.
DeDe B.