Bonefish Special: Upgraded
Take Chico’s original design and upgrade it – recreate this fly at home! A list of materials used to make this fly are 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.