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/ bead / bonefish / Calf / crab / Flash / Marker / Merkin Crab / Pheasant / rubber legs /

Merkin Crab

 
tied by siestafred
Fly Type: General Saltwater,
Target Species: Redfish,
Recommended Region: Southwest US,
Imitation: Crabs,
Material List:
Hook: #2 Mustad 34007
Thread: Flat Waxed Nylon
Eyes: Bead Chain
Tail/Claws: Clump of Deadly Dazzle or Calf Tail, Flash, 1 Pheasant Feather on each side
Body: Sparkle Yarn, teased out and trimmed
Legs: Two Rubber Legs glued together and tipped with Magic Marker. Or just 1 rubber or Silicon leg if you prefer.
Weed Guard: Two lengths of 25lb Mason Hard Mono.
Tying Instructions: I know the technically correct way to tie on the yarn is on the underside of the shank so that the fly will ride hook point up, but I like it this way with the weed guard.
Use lead dumbells if you want more depth.
The way I do the weed guard is to cut 2 pieces slightly longer than I'll need, then melt them together at one end. Then attach it mono to the shank with the melted end centered in the hook eye so that it locates properly. When done and tied off, trim to the right length and push a heated needle through the eye to clear it.
The Brown/Orange fly at the bottom of the photo with 3 variations is a bit scruffy because it's been mauled by a few Reds !
Presentation Tips: Snook seem to like this fly a lot too, as do Trout, Sheeepshead and Ladies.
Not many flies get Sheepies, but this one does !


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