Olive Drab Crab
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)
- Danville Flymaster, Nylon, 6/0, cream
- Bead Chain Eyes, large, silver
- EP Fiber, olive
- EP Fiber, golden olive
- Krystal Flash, gold
- Rooster Saddle, grizzly
- Squirrel Tail, natural gray
- Sili Legs, Round Rubber, Barred, yellow/ black (tips colored red w Sharpie)
Design Inspiration & Detail
This fly was tied by Pete Colding of Southern Boys Flies. Pete spent a good portion of his youth in Southern Florida and holds a few secrets to effectively landing fish. He now ties from North Carolina and ships a good amount of product back to Florida. To learn more about Pete and his extensive inventory, see our post on Southern Boys Flies.
This particular fly was designed to attract Bonefish, Permit, and Redfish – many other species will also take the fly.