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Da Mud Bug

 
tied by Chalk
Fly Type: General Saltwater,
Target Species: Drum, Redfish, Snook, Weakfish,
Recommended Region: Southeast US,
Imitation: Crabs, Shrimp/Prawns,
Material List:
Hook: Mustad 34007 size 2 or 4.
Thread: Olive Ultra Thread 140
Tail: Copper Crystal Flash and two brown sili legs
Body: Dub loop of tan, brown and black select craft fur
Head: 1/8 eyes
Weed Guard: 20-pound hard mason mono
Tying Instructions: Tie in dumb bell eyes and wrap to just past the barb
Tie flash twice the hook length
Tie in two rubber legs the same length or shorter...I use one rubber leg and half it
Make a dubbing loop about 4-5 inches long
Cut three small hanks of craft fur in tan, black and brown. I hold all three at once and clean it of short fibers. I then blend them together, mixing them up like cards.
Spread evenly in the dubbing loop and twist it tight...comb it out and palmer it around the hook shank to the dumb bell eyes.
Wrap thread forward, add weed guard, whip finish and head cement.
Presentation Tips: I was looking for a fiddler crab fly...ran across a fly emulating a crawfish using dubbing....I substituted the dubbing with craft fur.

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