Fly Patterns

Bonefish Special: Upgraded


Recreate fly patterns 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 34007SS Hook (#4)
  • UTC Thread 210, Black
  • Bead Chain Eyes, Large, Black
  • Rooster Cape, Chinchilla
  • EP Fibers, Beige
  • Krystal Flash, Black/ Pearl
  • UTC Tinsel, Medium, Gold
  • UTC Vinyl Rib, Medium, Clear
  • Marabou, Fluorescent Orange
  • Sally Hansen Hard As Nails, Hardener, Clear (#2103)

Design Inspiration & Detail

Chico’s original design makes for a very effective pattern – a must-have for ever fly-box when fishing saltwater. I used his base design and added Black/ Pearl Krystal Flash for antennae. Be creative and change up colors. I also tie this fly using a deeper orange color of Marabou. Add Sili Legs maybe. Options for upgrading the pattern are endless.

Target Species

This particular fly was designed to attract Bonefish and Permit – many other species (i.e. Pompano, other Jacks, etc.) will also take the fly.

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