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Christmas Island Bonefish Special

Creator: Randall Kaufmann

Shrimp imitation created for fishing bonefish in the South Pacific.
This is a variation of a Gotcha fly which is specifically tied for Christmas Island Bonefish.
CI Special is usually tied in Orange but can also be tied in Pinks & silvers.
It is bright and flashy and definitely gets noticed in crystal clear waters.
We use this pattern tied on larger hooks for both snook and redfish as well.

RECIPE

Hook:

TMC 9395 #1-6, Mustad 34007 #1-6, Gamakatsu SC15 #1-8


Thread:

Pink or orange Flymaster plus (210 denier) or monofilament

Body:

fluorescent orange flashabou

Tail:

fluorescent orange flashabou

Wing:

fluorescent orange flashabou & tan craft fur

Eyes:

Brass dumbell


SIMILAR FLIES
saltwater fly fishing