|Johnson's Blue Bonefish Villa|
The owner, Jim Johnson, sent a list of flies (and other gear) to bring, plus I have a few friends that have given recommendations on flies, leaders, etc. Steve, who I'll be traveling with, just gave a fantastic program on how to tie leaders and improve our knot tying. Soon I'll get started on that. Also, I've been trying to improve my casting with my 8 wt saltwater rod. Its turned cold, but I still need to get out and practice more.
Jim recommend this fly for permit. It is weighed much heavier than the others and is tied larger. The hook is a # 2 or 4 saltwater and the eyes are bead chain. The keel is 20 lb hard mono with 4 1/8" beads, this adds weight and is suppose to rattle when stripped. Mouth is orange antron yarn. Black krystal flash makes up the antennae. The legs are the same Centipede legs as above. I just realized that you can't see the body (tan Chenille) and the shell back ( pearl flat braid) in this picture. The claws are rabbit strips, one tied to each side.
Because of the keel, this fly won't sit properly for a picture, so I put the keel in the vise to show the shell back and also how the claws are attached. Sorry the picture isn't the best.
That's what I've tied so far, going to do some Gotchas, Crazy Charlies and Christmas Island specials. I'll add them when I get some tied.
As I mentioned before it just turned cold here, and I'm really looking forward to the warmth of Belize.