The Crazy Charlie is the most popular fly for bonefish throughout the world. It was developed by Bob Nauheim in an effort to make a fly that wouldn’t snag the bottom when retrieved. The bead chain eyes tied on top of the hook make the fly ride inverted to this end.
Charlies can be tied in any color under the sun and some of the most popular are tan, white, pink, chartreuse and brown. This is really more of a style of fly than a particular pattern and materials can be mixed and matched according to the anglers needs.