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