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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

2018: Remembrance in the rear view

Another marker for 2018 is the loss of a few who did so much for so many of us in our private world of sports fishing. [...]

January 2, 2019 RECENT, 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