Old Favorites Tied Bouncer-Style: Buggers, Deceivers, Clousers, Gotchas
Because of the strong leveragegenerated by the offset keel, these classic flies can travel hookpoint up with relatively light weighting and with less restriction in the placement of the lighter materials relative to the shank of the hook. For example, a bugger--which is highly symmetrical--usually needs very heavy eyes to turn the hookpoint up, whereas a light Bouncer keel will work quite well. Similarly, a Clouser-style fly can be tied much fuller (if desired) with more material on the underside of the shank if a Bouncer keel is used instead of metal eyes.
The following photos show some of the possibilities (with more description and tying notes to be added to this website soon).