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Kalsin Crazy Charlie

Name Kalsin Crazy Charlie
Category Pink and Chum Salmon
Hook Salt Water Salmon Hook. Eye Bent Down, Sizes 8-12
Thread White
Body Back Half, Oval Silver Tinsel; Front Half Pink Floss or Wool
Wing Pink Over White Calf Tail

The Crazy Charlie is well known as an excellent Bonefish fly. This variation is another good fly for Pinks, developed by, Alaska's Hank Pennington and named after Kalsin Bay where he fishes it. Kalsin Crazy Charlie is shown in the book, "Fly Patterns of Alaska". Fish it to cruising Pinks in the tidal flats on a short leader and floating line using a short stripping action. All of the Crazy Charlie flies ride with the hook point up, making them good flies to avoid hooking on the bottom shellfish and barnacles.




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