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Turneffe Crab for bonefish

Creator: Craig Matthews

This is a crab pattern which is a staple in the Yucatan and Belize.

It is very small, very light and casts very well. The materials are simple but there is some careful cutting involved with the furry foam used for the body. Most commonly tied in tan and olive although some other color variations exist.  We just stay with the basics, they work!

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RECIPE

Hook:

TMC 9395 sizes #4, 2, 1

Mustad 34007 sizes #4, 2, 1

Gamakatsu SC15 sizes #4, 2, 1

Thread:

White or Tan Flymaster plus (210 denier)

Eyes (weight):

Black dumbbell (med or large)

Body:

Deer hair (body hair works best)

Light tan furry foam

Legs:
 white silicone legs
 with red tips OR tan barred legs with red tips

 

SIMILAR FLIES
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