the brown charlie (e.t. style)
okay, today i thought iíd try something a little different in the blog and if this works out to be not to much of a pain, i will try to do it for the peeps more often and with more complex flies.
so e.t. has been banging bonefish for several months on a simple brown crazy charlie. itís been a good summer pattern so far. iíve caught a bunch of fish on it already as have others. itís not a new fly, itís just pretty much e.t.ís version of a timeless bonefish classic the crazy charlie (which almost all bonefish flies are versions of in one way or another). itís a pattern that all bonefishers should have in their box and all tyers should know how to tie. so this may be pretty elementary for many. but itís a good one for beginning tyers to learn as well as for low tech beginning idiot bloggers to take pictures of and blog about. also this particular version has been one of the hot patterns these days... so here goes.
keep in mind that, as always, you can alter the size, eyes, wing material, and color. paint the eye or donít. add flash or not. donít put the weed guard... itís all up to the tyer. this is just the way e.t. likes his.