This is the fourth 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 Oliver?
I choose the Arctic Fox because I wanted a material that was a little more durable than marabou. I also liked the softer more natural looking tones that were produced by using the combination of the Arctic Fox with the Fish Hair topping. The technique of fanning the Arctic Fox is very important, because that is what give the pattern its crabby profile. Also reverse tying the Fish Hair will give you a more intense color near the head of the fly. To Read the rest of the interview with Oliver Owens purchase my ebook Essential Bonefish Patterns • Andros.
Hook: Tiemco 811S (or similar) sizes #2- #8
Thread: 4 lb Monofilament
Tail: Root-beer Krystal Flash
Wing: Tan Arctic Fox
UV pearl Angel Hair
Eyes: Black dumbbell eyes (vary the weight of the eyes based on water depth)
Body: Root-beer Krystal Flash palmered around hook
Veil: Tan Craft fur or Gold Fish Hair
Adhesive: Clear Cure Goo Hydro
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