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Old 05-04-2004, 08:00 AM
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Bonetwiggle flies

Just thought I'd pass along a pattern I made that proved quite effective on Eleuthera's fussy bones. I doubt they've see alot of these!

It's an easy tie...basically a Bonefish Biter head with epoxy coated bead-chain eyes and synthetic twister tail.

Guess It looks like some kind of sand eel to the bones.

Whatever works I always say!.
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Old 05-04-2004, 08:05 AM
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Nice simple fly!!!

I bet the curled tail has some nice action in the water and catches (no pun intended) the Bones attention. Wish I a couple of those on my last Keys trip.

I assume you fish it on the bottom like most Bones flies?
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Old 05-04-2004, 10:05 AM
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Hi Ray,

Seems that a steady..."strip...strip...strip..." got the bone's attention. The fish in the photo rushed the fly like there was no tomorrow!!!

One weird thing though...the flie's tail acts the same in the air when casting as it does in the water. Sounds like a bee or horsefly buzzing by your ear when you shoot your cast!!!

The fly has proved quite effective on bones even when most of the twister tail has been chewed off.
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Old 05-04-2004, 07:19 PM
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Most Excellent!
I'll try one during my next bonefish trip.
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Old 05-04-2004, 08:54 PM
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sweet!!

oh man thats a great lookin fly there!! nice and small i bet that would work on perch up here in the cheasapeake 4 pan fish!! well of to the desk!!!!!
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