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.
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
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.