Skip to content

FREE SHIPPING ON ORDERS OVER $49

We Give Back With Every Trip Booked & Product Sold!

IN-STORE SALE FEB 29-MAR 2 LEARN MORE

phone icon 888-777-5060 | 406-585-8667
favorites icon Favorites account icon Account
SHOP
destinations
Current Trip Specials Hosted Fly Fishing Trips Fly Fishing Day Trips
cart icon
Cart
Shop
Destinations
Contact Request A Catalog
phone icon 888-777-5060 | 406-585-8667
Crimp - Brown - Size 4
Shipping
Enjoy free, secure shipping on all orders over $49
Simple Returns
Straightforward 30-day return policy
Give Back
A percentage of product sales goes to YDCCF
Low Price Guarantee
Lowest price guaranteed or we'll match it
Shop | Umpqua

Crimp - Brown - Size 4

checkmark in a circle In Stock • Bozeman, MT
$8.89
qty
Shipping
Enjoy free, secure shipping on all orders over $49
Simple Returns
Straightforward 30-day return policy
Give Back
A percentage of product sales goes to YDCCF
Low Price Guarantee
Lowest price guaranteed or we'll match it

Description

It's a "marriage made in heaven". That is how simply juicy looking is Doug's effort to cobble together one fly that is both Crab and Shrimp, more specifically a mantis shrimp. This is a go getter for its intended quarry of bonefish, redfish and permit. Doug assures us, if it eats shrimp or crabs, the fish will eat this fly. Crabs garner most of the press for taking permit, but many know firsthand that permit love to eat pugnacious mantis shrimp as well, and will take them on the strip. Increasingly, Yucatan permit have been getting hooked on mantis shrimp patterns. This fly will fish well "in motion" or simply undulating stationary on the bottom. It lands surprisingly softly even with the lead eyes. It can be fished in skinny water or depths to four feet. Cast, like any crab, as close to the prey as possible, allow it to glide toward the bottom. With its thin legs and craft fur it will move even when sitting completely still. Yet, it has proven itself to be equally effective on a slow steady strip retrieve. Two prey forms, crab and shrimp, fished successfully with two different methods, all for multiple species. And those neon green eyes seem to be looking back at you.
Tie This Fly
SL11-3H 3x Strong Saltwater Series Fly Hook
Sold Out
Gamakatsu/
selectArrow
1
$10.50
Painted Lead Eyes
Sold Out
Wapsi/
selectArrow
selectArrow
1
$3.50
UTC Ultra Thread 140 Denier
Sold Out
Ultra Thread Company/
selectArrow
1
$2.50
Craft Fur
Sold Out
Hareline/
selectArrow
1
$5.50
Krystal Flash
Sold Out
Hareline/
selectArrow
1
$5.25
EP Crab / Shrimp Eyes
Sold Out
Enrico Puglisi/
selectArrow
selectArrow
1
$8.95
Super Floss |  | Bright Pink / Fuchsia
Sold Out
Nature's Spirit/
selectArrow
1
$5.25
EP Fibers
Sold Out
Enrico Puglisi/
selectArrow
1
$8.95

Hook/Thread: Gamakatsu SL11-3H/UTC 140 Denier

Weight: Painted Lead Eyes

Tail/Wing: Craft Fur

Flash: Krystal Flash

Eyes/Legs: EP Shrimp Eyes/Super Floss

Body: EP Fibers