What does a crazy Charlie fly imitate?

Bob Nauheim is credited with developing a fly called the “Crazy Charlie.” It is a design which sinks quickly to the bottom and then rides hook-point-up to remain comparatively snag free when retrieved. It was colored to imitate a small fish or possibly a shrimp.

Who invented the Crazy Charlie fly?

When Charlie Smith (better known as Crazy Charlie) created the Nasty Charlie (later dubbed the Crazy Charlie), he had no idea what he was onto — he was simply nervous about two high-profile guests he was to fish with the following day.

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What does the renegade fly imitate?

The Renegade Dry is an attractor pattern that has been around since the late 1920’s and works great in smaller sizes to imitate a mating ball of midges, or as a searching pattern in the larger sizes. When tying this fly keep in mind that the body is split up into 3 main sections; Two sections of hackle and one of herl.

What is a Trude fly?

Trude flies are characterized by a down wing, slanting back over the body, usually made of animal hair and most recently calf tail hair, often white.

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What is the easiest fly to tie for beginners?

Easy flies to tie
  • Zebra midge.
  • Pheasant tail nymph.
  • Montana nymph.
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  • Grey goose nymph.

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What does a Gurgler fly imitate?

By varying the retrieve tempo and strip length, the Gurgler imitates a struggling baitfish, a pond amphibian, a frog, a mouse, or a flipping peanut bunker.

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