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