Published Feb 21. 2016 - 4 years ago
Updated or edited Sep 21. 2018

Ugly Crab

Here are instructions for a version of the Ugly Crab, a pattern which I found on I've tied a grey and brown version, but you can adjust the colours, size and weight to suit the waters you are fishing.
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Hook: Gamakatsu SL12
Thread: Pink, orange or tan
Eyes: Red beads on mono
Mouth parts: Orange marabou
Claws: Natural rabbit strips and tan marabou
Body: EP fibre or sparkle yarn
Legs: Silli legs
Keel: 20lb mono
Weight: Tungsten beads

Martin Joergensen


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Nice fly. If you reduce the...

Nice fly. If you reduce the weight to just enough to get it to ride higher in the water column, it would be a good fly for snook.


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