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Avalon • Mauro Ginevri

Posted by Drew Chicone On May 31st

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

 

In your opinion what makes the pattern so effective Mauro?

Although the Avalon pattern is primarily known as a Permit Fly, it is also extremely effective on large bonefish.  The hook rides up all the time. The secret of the fly is the way you fix the keel with the 4 beads .Many tiers they leave the keel to open and the beads don’t run well on the monofilament . The right way is to fix the keel so it has a  half moon shape.  Read the rest of the interview with Mauro Ginevri.

 

Materials

Hook: Daiichi 2546 or Tiemco 811 S size 2

Thread for body: UTC Ultra 140-Tan

Eyes : Dumbbell eyes 3 mm – silver or gold

Antennae : Black or wine colored Krystal flash

Legs : Two strands grizzly barred rubber medium orange

Mouth: Arctic fox tail dyed yellow-orange, tips cut

Body :  Beige Marabou

Shellback: Pearl Diamond Braid Essential Bonefish Flies - Andros BOXSHOT Image

Claws : Two Straight-cut zonker strips in light tan

Keel : Hard nylon 20 lb with four silver, gold or stainless steel beads 2,8 mm.

Thread for head: UTC Ultra 210-fluorescent orange

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.

 

 

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