Fly Patterns

Brush Crab


Recreate this fly at home! Materials used in making this fly have been included below. Always keep in mind your local fly-fishing store will most likely have the materials referenced, and typically for less. Materials can also be found at Amazon or any other major on-line resource.

Fly-Tying Materials

  • Owner, Gorilla Light, Hook (#2)
  • Danville Flat Waxed Thread, 210, Fluorescent Orange
  • Lead Dumbbell Eyes, Medium (capped w Sally Hansen Hard As Nails, Xtreme Wear, Black Out (#370)
  • Streamer Hackle, Brown
  • Streamer Hackle, Silver Doctor Blue
  • EP Foxy Brush, UV Coyote
  • Krystal Flash, Gold
  • Krystal Flash Chenille, Medium, Root Beer
  • Sili Legs, Barred Orange, Orange Flake
  • ZAP-A-GAP
  • Loon Outdoors UV Clear Finish

Design Inspiration & Detail

This fly was designed and tied by Jesus Mora of Salty River Fly Company in Naples, FL. Trim the body in the shape of a round bullet, somewhat tight to the hook shank, making the body relatively stiff. The fly pictured above has a body trimmed to about the size of a 9mm slug. Sili Legs are simply attached with Loon’s UV goo. Using this particular hook and dumbbell eyes makes it easy for the crab to sit as you see pictured here (claws up).

Over the last several years, Jesus spent most of his time fly-fishing the Gulf side of Florida, including a good portion of the Everglades and 10,000 Islands. A majority of his fly-fishing is done on foot, wading with alligators and the occasional python. These are testing grounds for some of his original and creative fly designs. To learn more about Jesus and his line of fly patterns, see our post on Salty River Fly Company.

Target Species

This particular fly was initially designed to attract Bonefish and Permit – many other species will also take the fly.

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