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Essential Bonefish Flies • Andros

Posted by Drew Chicone On June 20th

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Over the past few weeks I have given you the basics on the 7 must-have pattens for stalking the giant bonefish that lurk around  the island of  Andros.  Simply click on the link or icon above to download the 96 page pdf. of Essential Bonefish Flies – Andros, illustrated with ultra-hi resolution  step-by-step instructions. $14.99

Otherwise, read on and I’ll recap all of the material covered.

  1. Ververka Mantis Shrimp • Bob Ververka
  2. Bonefish Scampi • Henry Cowen
  3. Gotcha • Jim McVay
  4. 90 Percenter • Oliver Owens
  5. Tranqu-Hill-izer • Drew Chicone
  6. Bon Appétit • Drew Chicone
  7. Avalon • Mauro Ginevri

For more information on how  you can improve your own saltwater fly patterns check out my website www.saltyflytying.com or;

For a deep dive into the world of saltwater pattern development, look for my new book Feather Brain – How to design better saltwater flies coming next August. You can Pre Order a copy by clicking here.

 

Thanks for reading, and if you have questions or other topics in mind you would like explained, feel free to comment or send me an email.

Keep Your Wraps Tight & Feathers Straight

-Drew

 

Bone Appétit • Drew Chicone

Posted by Drew Chicone On June 6th

 

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This is the sixth installment of  Essential Bonefish Patterns • Andros. The complete step-by-step instructions for tying this pattern can be downloaded from www.saltyflytying.com

 

Why did you choose the materials you did and the techniques to apply them Drew?

I like the Arctic fox for a wing when I am fishing in shallow water because it does not get saturated and retain water like a rabbit zonker strip does. For smaller flies or when Arctic Fox is not available, I trim rabbit hair from the zonker strip. Both materials move very well in the water with the slightest currents, even if the fly is sitting stationary. The clear legs with silver metal flake kill two birds with one stone. They add movement and flash to the fly without adding another color. The translucency of the clear legs only gives a glint of silver every once in a while unlike flashier materials.

 

Materials

Hook: Diiachi 2546 or Tiemco 811S sizes #2- #4

Thread: 210 Denier Pale Pink

Tail: Shrimp Pink Krystal Flash

Wing: Tan Arctic Fox or Rabbit Hair Trimmed from the hide.   Essential Bonefish Flies - Andros BOXSHOT Image

Eyes: Medium bead chain (vary the weight of the eyes based on water depth)

Body: Shrimp Pink Diamond Braid palmered around hook

Veil: Shrimp Pink Krystal Flash

Legs: Clear with Silver Metal Flake Sili Legs

Adhesive: Clear Cure Goo Hydro

 

7 must-have pattens for stalking the giant bonefish that lurk around  the island of  Andros.- 96 page downloadable pdf. of Essential Bonefish Flies – Andros, illustrated with ultra-hi resolution  step-by-step instructions.