The Fly Project

Bone Collector

$4.00
  • Bone Collector

The Fly Project

Bone Collector

$4.00

The Bone Collector

We wish we could say that this fly was designed by salty flats guides with racoon sunglass tans in the Bahamas after dozens of years analyzing thousands of reactions to how bonefish eat the fly and what they like and don’t like.  However, in reality it’s more like a total of 50-60 days encompassing bonefish flats in Belize, Bahamas, Honduras, and Ascension Bay by an average to below average bonefish angler.  I had tied a couple of these (actually 2) and had them in my salt box on a trip to Belize.  The guide Zeke Verde, as well as his brother Tayo Verde immediately pointed at this pattern and we fished those 2 first edition Bone Collectors until there was nothing left of them. 

The wood duck feather paired with the translucent dubbing underneath makes this fly look incredibly life like in the water.   A few years later on a trip to Ascension Bay, Mexico I received nearly the exact same response from the guides at the lodge at Pesca Maya.  Then again we had success with the BC fly on an unguided kayaking mission through the islands and coral flats of Guanaja, Honduras. 

If you’ve ever tried to bring the right fly patterns on a salt water trip then you know that no matter what you bring and how much research you do it seems that the guides are never pleased with your fly assortment, generally shaking their heads and pulling out a crusty guide fly that looks mutilated.  Not to be “that guy” who argues with the guide about fly selection you tie his/her fly on, of course you’ll hook up immediately on his barely recognizable pattern as he nods to you from the podium behind you in approval and pride.  Karma.  So, bring this dude, the Bone Collector, as it has caught hundreds of bonefish (macabi in Spanish) and even a few smaller permit (Palometa in Spanish).  Guided or unguided supplement your hundreds of Gotchas, Crazy Charlies, and EP Spawning Shrimp with some Bone Collectors designed by average salt anglers for average salt anglers.  FUBU?

#bonecollector

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The Bone Collector

We wish we could say that this fly was designed by salty flats guides with racoon sunglass tans in the Bahamas after dozens of years analyzing thousands of reactions to how bonefish eat the fly and what they like and don’t like.  However, in reality it’s more like a total of 50-60 days encompassing bonefish flats in Belize, Bahamas, Honduras, and Ascension Bay by an average to below average bonefish angler.  I had tied a couple of these (actually 2) and had them in my salt box on a trip to Belize.  The guide Zeke Verde, as well as his brother Tayo Verde immediately pointed at this pattern and we fished those 2 first edition Bone Collectors until there was nothing left of them. 

The wood duck feather paired with the translucent dubbing underneath makes this fly look incredibly life like in the water.   A few years later on a trip to Ascension Bay, Mexico I received nearly the exact same response from the guides at the lodge at Pesca Maya.  Then again we had success with the BC fly on an unguided kayaking mission through the islands and coral flats of Guanaja, Honduras. 

If you’ve ever tried to bring the right fly patterns on a salt water trip then you know that no matter what you bring and how much research you do it seems that the guides are never pleased with your fly assortment, generally shaking their heads and pulling out a crusty guide fly that looks mutilated.  Not to be “that guy” who argues with the guide about fly selection you tie his/her fly on, of course you’ll hook up immediately on his barely recognizable pattern as he nods to you from the podium behind you in approval and pride.  Karma.  So, bring this dude, the Bone Collector, as it has caught hundreds of bonefish (macabi in Spanish) and even a few smaller permit (Palometa in Spanish).  Guided or unguided supplement your hundreds of Gotchas, Crazy Charlies, and EP Spawning Shrimp with some Bone Collectors designed by average salt anglers for average salt anglers.  FUBU?

#bonecollector