Bonefish Fly

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Bonefish Fly

Postby Ali » Sat Nov 05, 2011 12:38 pm

On an older show - you were fishing for bonefish on the flats.
You were using a fly that was tied differently than the traditional flies for bonefish. It stood up much better on the sand. Can you provide the instructions for tying this type of fly?
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Re: Bonefish Fly

Postby dahlberg » Sun Nov 06, 2011 7:27 am

Hi A
you're referring to a fly called a bone crusher. It's not at all hard to tie, but the instructions without illustration might get confusing. I'll try!
The idea of the fly is to create a vertical profile. To accomplish this I bent the hook, like a jig hook, but not quite 90 degrees.
Then tied on lead dumbbell eyes just ahead of the bend in such a way they would allow the hook to stand up like a roller jig.
I then dub a body and tie "upright wings" out of sheep wool and a few strands of silicone legs, in a similar fashion as a parachute type dry fly like you'd use for gulping trout on Quake Lake!
good luck,
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