Monday, December 7, 2015

Flies for Bonefish. Permit and Tarpon with Brandon Fawcett

Brandon Fawcett, Head Guide, of Fly Fishing Little Corn Island in Nicaragua was our guest presenter tonight. The theme was flies for bonefish, permit and tarpon. The library was filled with 22 tyers that took in his presentation! We tied the famous Avalon Permit Fly. This is a very unique fly because of the beads that make a "clacking" noise while the fly crawls along the sand or turtle grass. We also tied a great little shrimp pattern and the popular tarpon toad!

It was fun to hear all the stories from the guys who went to Cuba with Josh Nugent and Out Fly Fishing Outfitters.

We are already taking registrations for the all day Phil Rowley Lake Workshop that will take place on Saturday January 30th. The workshop will cost $30 with a $10 material fee. Contact Bob Vanderwater ( to get on the list. This workshop will fill quickly!

Next week, Evan Ritchie is our guest presenter. See you then!

Brandon Fawcett

Mangos Mantis Shrimp 
designed by Brandon Fawcett

Hook: Mustad 34007 or TMC 811 sizes 2 to 6
Antennae: Crystal flash
Eyes: Melted Mono Eyes
Body: Emu, tan
Egg Sac: Orange marabou and some tan EP fibres
Shellback: Midge Flex, amber
Eyes: Dumbbell

Avalon Bonefish/Permit Fly

Hook: Mustad 34007 Size 1 to 4 or TMC 811
Thread: tan or pink 6/0
Antennae: Black or white crystal flash
Legs: Orange silly legs
Eyes: Gold or Silver Dumbbell Eyes
Keel: 20-30 pound mono with 4 silver beads
Shellback: Peral Diamond Braid
Claws: Tan Zonker Strips
Body: Tan Chenille, small
Thread: Tan or Pink UTC 140 denier

Tarpon Toad

Hook: Mustad 34007 Size 2/0-1  TMC 811
Tail: Hackle feathers and marabou
Body: E-P fibres
Head: Mono Eyes

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