Published Sep 1. 2015 - 1 year ago

Goldmine Crab

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Originator: 
Roy Lopez
Pattern type: 
Warm saltwater fly
Difficulty: 
Easy
Instruction: 
  1. Start the thread at the hook bend and tie in the tail, two feather tips on each side curving out
  2. Add the flash on top of the feathers
  3. Tie in the chenille right over the hook bend
  4. Wrap the chenille a couple of turns, tie off and trim
  5. Burn some heavy monafilament to form eyes and paint the eyeballs black
  6. Tie in midway between the chenille and the hook eye, pointing towards the rear of the fly
  7. Cover the remaining shank with tying thread and tie in a piece of mylar tube in front of the eyes, perpendicular to the shank
  8. Fray it and trim it
  9. Tie in dumbbell eyes right behind the hook eye
  10. Whip finish and varnish over the dumbbell eyes and tie-off point
Species: 
Materials: 
Hook
Mustad 34007 size 6. Can be tied in 8, 6, 4, 2, 1
Thread
Red 6/0
Tail
Grizzly hen feather or hackle tips and gold flash
Front body
Orange Flash Chenille
Eyes
Burnt 40 lbs mono
Body
Gold Mylar tube
Weight
Lead dumbbell eyes

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