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Crazy Charlie
Crazy Charlie for Steelhead

Name Crazy Charlie
Category Steelhead
Thread Red
Body Clear or Pink Swannundaze or Edge Brite over Fluorescent Red Yarn
Wing Fluorescent Pink Calftail or Sub Over Pearl Flashabou Tied on Underside of Hook like Throat
Eyes Silver Bead Chain

The Crazy Charlie originated as a bonefish fly that was adapted with great success for Steelhead in the Great Lakes. Later it was adapted with for west coast steelheading. The bead chain eyes, as shown are tied so that the hook rides with the shank side down in the water.