Merkin Crab: Olive & Cream
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 Hook (#4)
- UTC 210, Burnt Orange
- Bead Chain Eyes, Large, Gold
- Krystal Flash, Black/ Pearl
- Bucktail, Olive
- EP Fibers, Beige
- Sili Legs, Barred Orange, Orange Flake
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.