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Prescott Smith, Son of Crazy Charlie
If you will have to make a fly fishing trip to Bahamas, you should follow the foot prints from famous Crazy Charlie, and the best way to do it will be through Prescott Smith. We truly believe that life is short and we should try to be with the best and the right people all time. We should try to enjoy life as amany times a day as it will be possible. Let us introduce you about Prescott Smith:
The son of the famed Charlie (Crazy Charlie) Smith, Prescott Smith has learned bonefishing from one of the best. Having grown up around bonefishing clients, he understands their expectations better than most. He is very well known nationally, and in addition to being a great guide, he is president of the Bahamas Sportfishing & Conservation Association, an organization dedicated to the protection & preservation of the natural resources of the Bahamas.
What the story says about Crazy Charlie is that Bob Nauheim originally tied this fly to emulate glass minnows but soon realized that the bonefish were taking it as a shrimp. Instead of naming the fly after himself like so many other tiers he named it after his guide ´´Bonefish Charlie Smith´´. When it first took fish, Charlie could not stop saying ´´Dat fly nasty!´´ because of the staring eyes. The fly was then called ´´Nasty Charlie´´.
Bob took the fly pattern to Key West and showed it to Captain Jan Isley who had great success with it on the fussy Keys bonefish. Jan was the first to tie the fly with a hair wing. Bob then took it to the Christmas Island when that mid-Pacific atoll first opened to bonefish fishing. The first saltwater fly fishers had reported that the island´s bonefish refused all their offerings, but Bob was very successful with his new pattern.
When he got back to the American mainland Leigh Perkins of Orvis called him to find out how the fishing was on the Christmas Island had been. Leigh was planning a trip there and wanted to know what worked. He took Bob´s fly with him and had a great fishing trip. He liked it so much that he arranged for it to be commercially tied and marketed through Orvis.
Leigh inadvertently changed the name ´´Nasty´´ to ´´Crazy´´. The Crazy Charlie name stuck.
We hope you will join us in a great fly fishing trip to Stafford Creek Lodge, located on beautiful Andros Island in The Bahamas. You will find our secluded lodge in a picturesque paradise, nestled among the native flora and hugging the banks of the tranquil, clear waters of Stafford Creek. Stafford Creek Lodge is an extraordinary place.
Come and discover a new world of Bonefish, Tarpon, and Permit fishing. You will explore a vast fishing wilderness from the northern Joulters Cays to the numerous creek systems, inland lakes, and the west coast of Andros. You can even stand on our dock in front of the Lodge and watch the Tarpon feed at night.
Stafford Creek Lodge prides itself in providing specialized personal attention to our clients. We are always dedicated to providing a world first-class experience at the Lodge and also while fly fishing out on our pristine flats.
Looking forward to hear from you soon, with experience or not in salt water fly fishing we will be able to take you for a trip of a life time.
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