When trying to decide what type of flies you will need for your upcoming bonefish excursion, no single fly better fulfills your needs than the Crazy Charlie. This imitation shrimp pattern was originated by Bob Nauheim, the owner of a California fishing travel company.
The original Charlie pattern has been imitated and adapted more than almost any other single saltwater fly pattern, to the extent where Crazy Charlie’s encompasses an entire family of bonefish patterns. However after all the adaptations in color, size and material, the Charlie is an extremely effective imitator of just about every shrimp or the smaller crab species that exist in the oceans and freshwater. This fly is a must-have on any flats trip.