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.
via BOUNCER 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.