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Browsing the "Andros Island" Tag

The Crazy Charlie – legendary bonefish fly

Some mistakenly believe that Bob Nauheim invented the “Crazy Charlie Fly,” but it was invented by Charles Smith from Andros Island, Bahamas. [...]

January 11, 2019 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Industry Shouts & Murmurs: Sept 14 – 20, 2018

This past week's news has been impactful. We're going steadily backwards on public lands, conservation, clean air and water. [...]

September 20, 2018 RECENT, Slide

Three casts that can save your bacon

The Belgian Cast, Reach Cast and Waterhaul are simple to learn and incredibly useful for fly fisherman of all ilks. [...]

May 1, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Bonefish pre-spawn site discovered in Andros

BTT has provided funding for and conducted projects that have provided information essential for conservation and led to tangible conservation outcomes [...]

May 16, 2017 Conservation, FEATURE STORY, Slide

Conservation News: BTT expands Bahamas Initiative to North Andros

The largest of Bahama's plus 700 islands is Andros Island - the focus of the BTT/BNT cooperative Initiative on bonefish will be North Andros [...]

September 13, 2016 Conservation News, FEATURE STORY, Slide

Profile: ‘I invented a fishing fly that made millions of dollars’

Charlie Smith said: "They took my fly back to the California and a version was made of it. I originally called it the “Nasty Charlie” but they changed it to "Crazy Charlie" [...]

April 29, 2015 FEATURE STORY, Profile, Slide

Fly Tying: Tie the Crazy Charlie, a fly with a long history

Charlie Smith, now 78, was the first Bahamian to own a bone fishing lodge. It was called Charlie’s Haven, it was on the water’s edge in Behring Point, Andros. [...]

August 14, 2014 FEATURE STORY, Fly Tying, Slide

Fly Tying: Don Reed – Crazy Charlie history and recipe

You have to take the two Prime Ministers fishing... so I went to the drawing board and invented the Crazy Charlie Fly... [...]

January 28, 2014 FEATURE STORY, Fly Tying, Slide