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This originally was developed by Charlie Cypert for fishing South Texas white bass runs.  It can also be used well with sunfish, bass and crappie.   You can add some lead to get it down faster, or even some heavier dumbbell eyes if you choose.  However traditionally it is tied with bead chain eyes.  Its a very simple pattern that can be tied in a number of different color combos and you can fill a box quickly.   I would call this a guide style fly, that allows someone to make many flies in a short amount of time with low cost materials.   You can tie these in a number of different sizes as well.  


 

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That Cypert would work just fine as a bonefish bug on bare sandy flats as well… Just lay it out in front of a feeding or pushing group of fish.  Allow it to settle then simply twitch it up a tiny bit when they’re close enough to see it.  They’ll do the rest.  That’s how we’ve been using Crazy Charlies for years…

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1 hour ago, Capt Bob LeMay said:

That Cypert would work just fine as a bonefish bug on bare sandy flats as well… Just lay it out in front of a feeding or pushing group of fish.  Allow it to settle then simply twitch it up a tiny bit when they’re close enough to see it.  They’ll do the rest.  That’s how we’ve been using Crazy Charlies for years…

Ya? I’ve always thought of bonefish as crustacean eaters.  Shrimp crabs but not small baitfish.  Although maybe this could imitate a shrimp in a way also.  

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They commonly feed on small fry, glass minnows, etc — as well as shrimp, small crabs and worms etc.   

The only change I’d make for bones is to use a standard (or shorter) hook.

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9 hours ago, Capt Bob LeMay said:

They commonly feed on small fry, glass minnows, etc — as well as shrimp, small crabs and worms etc.   

The only change I’d make for bones is to use a standard (or shorter) hook.

Oh yeah for sure, these are freshwater hooks.  Would bend on a bone I’m sure.  And that’s cool, never knew they are fish as well as shrimp.  

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