In this video, Jay ties a Tan Kiptail Bonefish Crazy Charlie Fly that was developed in the 1970’s by bonefish guide & angler Charlie Smith at Andros Island.
Whether traveling to the Bahamas or to another bonefish destination, every angler should have a selection of Crazy Charlie’s in their fly box. Try them in different colors, sizes, and weights (The Blind Charlie-no bead chain).
Hook: TMC 800S #6-8
Thread: Danville 210D Flat Waxed White
Body: Hareline Tan Med. Chenille
Rib (optional): UV Tan Krystal Flash or Silver Round Tinsel
Eyes: Chicone’s Stealth Bead Chain Large Tan
Wing: UV2 Calf Tail Norm Woods
Overwing: UV Pink Krystal Flash
Legs: Chicone’s Barred Legs
Head: Copic Marker Tan
UV Cure: Solarez Ultra Thin