Henry Cowen's Bonefish Scampi has long been a favorite flats pattern and holds a permanent spot in my bonefish box. It's got a ton of inherent movement whether you're actively retrieving it or just waiting for the big flats ghost to move a little closer for better inspection. Like most bonefish flies, it's fairly durable, both fast and easy to construct. I mostly tie these in shades of tan or pink to match whatever the predominant bottom color is in the area I'm fishing. As often sparks the love affair with a particular fly, I caught a bonefish right off the bat on the first day I ever fished the Scampi in the Mexican Caribbean. It continued to produce bonefish throughout the morning until it was eventually tattered beyond recognition and redemption. Next time to travel to the flats, be it in Mexico, Belize or the Bahamas, crank out a few Bonefish Scampis and put them to the test. It's a fantastic pattern, visible from a distance and is sure to pique the interest of many discerning bonefish.