Fly Patterns

Cracked Merkin Crab: Chartreuse


Recreate fly patterns 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

  • Mustad 34007SS (#4)
  • UTC 210, fluorescent chartreuse
  • Lead Eyes, small
  • Mono Eyes, medium
  • EP Fibers, beige
  • Krystal Flash Chenille, medium, pearl
  • Rooster Cape, chinchilla
  • Ande 20 lb Monofilament (weed guard)

Design Inspiration & Detail

Another great fly for fishing South Florida and Caribbean flats. Anything that looks like a shrimp or crab with natural colors and an splash of something bright is already the perfect fly for catching some local game fish. As always, the metallic/ crystal flash really gives the fly some life. Add a few strands for legs or antennule. Be creative and change up colors. Options for upgrading the pattern are endless.

Target Species

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

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