Pink Puff, from Gil Padovani
Hook: Size 4, Saltwater
Thread: Flat Pink
Eyes: Bead Chain or barbells
Wing: Tan Craft Fur, 6 strands of Rainbow
Crystal Flash and 4 Grizzly Hackles
Head: Medium Ultra Pink Chenille
Starting just behind where the bead chain eyes would be, tie in the craft fur so
that it rides above and to the sides of the hook shank.
Tie in the strands of Crystal Flash , two on the top and two on each side.
Tie in the grizzly hackles, two on each side.
Tie in the bead chain eyes just in front of the wing materials by criss-crossing the
thread several times over the middle of the eyes. Make a few straight turns
underneath the eyes and then a few more criss-crosses ending just behind the
eyes. Put some Crazy Glue on the thread above the eyes to keep them from
Attach a piece of chenille just behind the eyes and then move the thread to the
front of the eyes.
Build a round head with the chenille by wrapping it once or twice behind the
eyes, then criss-crossing it a couple a times and wrapping it once or twice in front
of the eyes.
Finish off by applying head cement to the thread base just in front of the chenille
If you were going for bonefish in the Bahamas and could only take one fly pattern, the
Pink Puff is the fly I would recommend. On days when Crazy Charlies and Gotchas aren't
doing much, chances are that the Pink Puff will come thru. One year, I started off with a
Pink Puff and it was so productive that I fished it exclusively throughout the entire