So even though I don't fish for them, or have any chance of doing so in the near future I still find my self tying bonefish patterns when the mood strikes. I was dinking around, experimenting with braid bodies with little beads inside to rattle around. After I finished the crab pattern it clicked and I knew it would make a strong salon theme. I there are quite a few established patterns, but like with steelhead flies, the options are virtually endless. As an added bonus, no one will tell you that your using too many wraps of tinsel, or that your tag extends too far past the hook tine. Plus, the variety of multicolored and shaped food items in bonefish habitats gives you a chance to get creative. Lots of patterns call for markers or paint, bright colored feathers or synthetics, epoxy, added weight, exaggerated profiles, you name it. Well have at it, read the salon guidelines if you have not already http://www.washingtonflyfishing.com...hat-it-is-and-how-it-works.72427/#post-685034 and remember these are supposed to be bonefish patterns... NO PERMIT FLIES.