Flats Crab

Flats Crab

Here’s an SBS of a nice easy to tie crab fly that’s great for bonefish, permit, reds etc…anything that eats a crab is going to eat this.

Materials:

  • Hook: Gamakatsu S10S-4H six 6-2/0
  • Thread: Tan 6/0 Uni thread
  • Weight: Lead or brass dumbbells to suit situation
  • Mouthparts: marabou
  • Claws: 4 hackle feathers
  • Eyes: burnt 30lb mono dipped in epoxy (ready made are fine too)
  • Body: EP fibres
  • Legs: round rubber or silli legs

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Sugar Cube Emerger

Sugar Cube Emerger

The Sugar Cube Emerger, or suspender buzzer, is a fairly easy fly to tie using only a few materials but it’s very effective, especially on still water trout.

Materials

  • Hook: Light weight curved hook like a Kamazan B100 or Tiemco 2487 in sizes 10-20
  • Thread: Uni 8/0 or UTC 70 denier
  • Tag: Flat gold, silver or pearl tinsel
  • Rib: as tag
  • Abdomen: Dubbing of your choice
  • Thorax: As abdomen
  • Head: Plastazote, or other high-density foam cut into a strip.
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