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