This is the first 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 Bob?
While tying baitfish flies I noticed the fine underfur on Craft Fur that I was discarding would make a nice tan translucent dubbing for a shrimp pattern. This would be the base color. It had to have eyes, since on real shrimp they are so noticeable. Rubber legs add movement to a fly. I didn’t want the legs tied on in one clump or tie-in point, I wanted them to move freely from each other, so each of the 6 legs moves separately. The tuft of rabbit fur adds movement or life to the fly. Read the rest of the interview with Bob Ververka.
Hook: #2 Diiachi 2546 or Similar Saltwater Hook
Thread: Tan 3/0 or 210 Denier Flat Waxed Nylon
Tail: Tan Craft-fur
Antenna: Tan or Pearl Krystal Flash
Eyes: 5/32 Dumbbell or Large Bead chain
Large Black EP Crustacean Eyes
Body: Craft Fur Dubbing
Legs: Sand Loco Legs
Mouth Parts: Tan Rabbit Fur
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.