Crazy Charlie – Saltwater Fly
The Crazy Charlie fly is a classic Bonefish fly pattern for Salt Water fly fishing which was developed on Andros Island in 1977 by Charlie Smith, a renown local Bahamian Bonefish guide operating Charlie’s Haven resort on Behring Point. It was later popularized by San Francisco angler Bob Nauheim and is considered the grandfather of bonefish flies.
Since its inception, the Crazy Charlie saltwater fly has become one of the most popular Bonefish flies in the world. It was developed to imitate glass minnows (young of anchovies, genus Anchoa), a common forage for bonefish and has become a staple fly for bonefish. It was the first bonefish fly to incorporate bead chain eyes for weight and allow the fly to ride hook point up. The tungsten dumb bell eyes add greater weight to the fly. It is tied on a standard, short shank saltwater hook.
Usually available in hook sizes 4 | 6 | 8 and in the following color variations: Brown | Pink | Tan | White | Yellow. Other none standard sizes can be obtained on demand.