Fly Patterns

Bendback: Wired in Chartreuse


Recreate these flies at home! Materials used in making this fly have been included below. Always keep in mind your local fly-fishing store will most likely have the materials referenced, and typically for less. Materials can also be found at Amazon or any other major on-line resource.

Fly-Tying Materials

  • Mustad Hook 34007SS (#2)
  • UTC Thread 210, Black
  • UTC Wire, Large, Chartreuse
  • Bucktail, Grey
  • Bucktail, White
  • Crystal Flash, Mirror (manufactured by Rumpf)
  • Sally Hansen Hard As Nails, Hardener, Clear (#2103)
  • Sally Hansen Hard As Nails, Xtreme Wear, Disco Ball (#180)

Design Inspiration & Detail

The inspiration behind the design included melting together the “easy to fish” characteristics of a bendback, an easy to tie Crazy Charlie pattern, wire wrapping for additional weight, and a nice chartreuse color for South Florida.

Target Species

This particular fly was designed to attract Bonefish and Permit – many other species will also take the fly on a retrieve.

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