Fly Patterns

Merkin Crab: Pinching

Recreate this fly at home! A list of materials used to make this fly are 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 (#8)
  • UTC 210, fluorescent red
  • Bead Chain Eyes, medium, black
  • Sili Legs, orange/ barred, orange flake (knotted)
  • Ande 40 lb mono, clear, melted (dipped in Sally Hansen’s Black nail polish)
  • EP Fibers, beige
  • EP Fibers, pale olive minnow (across)
  • Krystal Flash, black/ pearl
  • Ande 40 lb mono, clear (weed guard)

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