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Goldmine Crab

Goldmine Crab
TypeWarm saltwater fly
Roy Lopez
Target species

HookMustad 34007 size 6. Can be tied in 8, 6, 4, 2, 1
ThreadRed 6/0
TailGrizzly hen feather or hackle tips and gold flash
Front bodyOrange Flash Chenille
EyesBurnt 40 lbs mono
BodyGold Mylar tube
WeightLead dumbbell eyes

Tying instructions

  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

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