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Browsing the "Crazy Charlie" Tag

“Do you know how to swim that fly?”

I didn't read how important swimming a fly is. I watched good anglers. They are always focused on swimming their fly for any fish - pond to ocean. [...]

July 2, 2019 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Hey, that’s my fly you’re calling ugly!

Tim Flagler, Tightline Productions, makes almost any tying instruction video as uncomplicated as boiling water and this fly no exception. [...]

December 3, 2018 RECENT, Slide, Videos

It has a horror movie name, but it’s a great fly

Tim Flagler can make any tying instruction video as uncomplicated as boiling water. This Egg Sucking Leech pattern is a killer fly and easy to tie. [...]

October 18, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Saltwater fly patterns without borders

There are lots of best flies lists. But the best fly for a specific species in a particular region of the world may be useless when called upon to perform in an away game [...]

February 7, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Slide

At The Vise: The good old Gotcha

The Gotcha is one of the old shrimpy, "crustaciafied" standards that is tried and true and has never gone out of fashion. [...]

November 21, 2017 At The Vise, FEATURE STORY, Slide, Videos

At The Vise: Flats Fly

They land soft, sink a little bit and move well in the water to create a life like shrimpy critter. I don't go bonefishing without them in the box. I like olive, tan and pink. [...]

March 7, 2017 At The Vise, FEATURE STORY, Slide, Videos

Breaking News: “I have done all I can to save them from themselves…”

DIY Bahamian bonefishing is in for a big change. However, if you can afford a lodge price you are probably going to be good to go when the regs are formally imposed. [...]

April 26, 2016 Breaking News, FEATURE STORY, Slide

Advice: Go-to flats flies for bonefish and permit. Classics for a reason…

The Gotcha and the Crazy Charlie patterns are classics and ideal flies for new tiers because they require very basic materials and tying techniques [...]

July 9, 2015 Advice, 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