Bouncer Flies, the Avalon and something new.

I was looking around for some different flies to tie and came across the Avalon Fly, named after one of the big boys of Cuban fishing.  It had a mono loop on the underside of the fly with beads hanging loosely on the loop.  This was something I hadn’t seen before, so I tied a couple up and asked around about the theory behind the fly.  I was directed to the Bouncer  Flies website, which sheds some light on the topic.

A new construction method that can make exciting new patterns, and will improve many old favorite flies.


While I didn’t have all the colors that I saw on the Avalon, I did try to tie some up to see how it might all come together.  The Avalon is supposed to be primarily a permit fly, but it might be fishable for bones and maybe even tarpon… we’ll see if it even gets broken out of the  fly box in Belize.  Something new at the vice, which is always interesting.

A first go at the Avalon.

Tags: , , , ,


  1. dude can you send me a bigger pic of this? Looks INSANE

  2. Totally… will do.

  3. Hi bonefishbjorn,

    I am very interested in tying a couple of these Avalon flys which you have posted here. Is there any chance of you emailing me some more pics or tying instructions please?



  4. Hi Craig, I haven’t seen tying instructions anywhere, but I did tie up a couple based on the photos. I’d be happy to send you one. I’ll send you and email and you can send me your address.

  5. Backshot Angler

    There is an article with a specific materials list, pictures and detailed instructions in the Feb.-March 2011 edition of Flyfisherman magazine.

  6. Thanks!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *