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  1. Bonefish- Bone Snack Crab

    Bonefish Bone Snack Crab

    Bonefish-Bone Snack Crab-- This is crab fly that bonefish and permit can't refuse! FLISALSTA493

    Starting at: $2.11

  2. Bonefish-Merkin Crab, Brown and Tan

    Bonefish Merkin Crab, Brown and Tan

    Bonefish-Merkin Crab, Brown and Tan--A great fly for permit and bonefish. Fish it sitting still, or slowly crawl it along the bottom.

    Starting at: $2.11

  3. Bonefish-Merkin Crab, Chartreuse and White

    Bonefish Merkin Crab, Chartreuse and White

    Bonefish-Merkin Crab, Chartreuse and White--A great fly for permit and bonefish. Fish it sitting still, or slowly crawl it along the bottom.

    Starting at: $2.11

  4. Bonefish-Merkin Crab, Chocolate and Tan

    Bonefish Merkin Crab, Chocolate and Tan

    Bonefish-Merkin Crab, Chocolate and Tan

    Starting at: $2.11

  5. Bonefish-Permutation Crab, Olive

    Bonefish Permutation Crab, Olive

    Bonefish-Permutation Crab, Olive-- This crab pattern fishes equally well as a shrimp pattern. Saltwater species can't refuse it! FLISALSTA497

    Starting at: $2.11

  6. Bonefish-Permutation Crab, Sparkle Tan

    Bonefish Permutation Crab, Sparkle Tan

    Bonefish-Permutation Crab, Sparkle Tan--This crab pattern adds colorful rubber legs and a hint of flash, enticing permit and bonefish into eating it. FLISALSTA495

    Starting at: $2.11

  7. Bonefish-Permutation Crab, Tan

    Bonefish Permutation Crab, Tan

    Bonefish-Permutation Crab, Tan-- This crab pattern fishes equally well as a shrimp pattern. Saltwater species can't refuse it! FLISALSTA496

    Starting at: $2.11

  8. Bonefish-Swimming Crab

    Bonefish Swimming Crab

    Swimming Crab: A must-have Flats fly for Permit and Bonefish. The lead eyes add weight and a swimming motion when stripped.

    Starting at: $2.11

  9. Bubble Crab, Green

    Bubble Crab, Green

    This is a simple crab pattern that allows for a very light entry into the water. Great for skinny water bones!

    Starting at: $1.68

  10. Bubble Crab, Peach

    Bubble Crab, Peach

    This is a simple crab pattern that allows for a very light entry into the water. Great for skinny water bones!

    Starting at: $1.68

  11. Cliff's Crab Shack

    Cliff Crab Shack

    This is a great box for crab and shrimp patterns.
    $21.95
  12. Corbina Crack, Orange

    Corbina Crack, Orange

    This fly is a must for any Corbina Fisherman in Southern California. It is represents a Corbina's favorite food.... the sand crab. It also works great for any fish that forages in the sand, looking for crabs.

    Starting at: $2.11

  13. Corbina Crack, Pink

    Corbina Crack, Pink

    This fly is a must for any Corbina Fisherman in Southern California. It is represents a Corbina's favorite food.... the sand crab. It also works great for any fish that forages in the sand, looking for crabs.

    Starting at: $2.11

  14. Enrico Crab

    Enrico Crab

    Tarpon beware.... this crab pattern features the best parts from patterns like the cockroach and merkin.

    Starting at: $2.11

  15. Ocean Blue Crab

    Ocean Blue Crab

    Designed to be fished in clear water on bright sunny days.

    Starting at: $2.11

  16. Saltwater Fly Assortment Christmas Island Bonefish

    Starting at: $115.95

  17. SoCal Saltwater Fly Assortment

    Saltwater Fly Assortment SoCal

    The perfect kit for an angler looking to get started in Fly Fishing Southern Califonia or the angler wanting to round out their fly box.

    Starting at: $35.95

  18. Surfin Merkin, Gray and Orange

    Surfin Merkin, Gray and Orange

    This crab pattern has a great profile, and works especially well on Corbina, Bonefish, and Permit. It's tied from an ultra supple material that gets a wonderful translucent look when wet.

    Starting at: $2.11

  19. Surfin Merkin, Gray and Pink

    Surfin Merkin, Gray and Pink

    This crab pattern has a great profile, and works especially well on Corbina, Bonefish, and Permit. It's tied from an ultra supple material that gets a wonderful translucent look when wet.

    Starting at: $2.11

  20. Surfin Merkin, Pink

    Surfin Merkin, Pink

    This crab pattern has a great profile, and works especially well on Corbina, Bonefish, and Permit. It's tied from an ultra supple material that gets a wonderful translucent look when wet.

    Starting at: $2.11

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The crab fly is a favorite among saltwater fly fisherman. Like all other types of flies, they come in a variety of sizes, shapes, and colors. Choosing the right one can mean the difference in catching fish and not catching fish. Not only is choosing the right one important, but how you fish it is also imperative for success.

When you are fishing with a crab fly, typically you are chasing one of saltwater’s big three. Tarpon, Bonefish or Permit. Crab fly patterns can vary greatly depending on what species you are pursing, and where you are pursing them at. Of course, weather and water conditions can factor into this as well.

Tarpon like big saltwater crab fly patterns! They usually like them floating or riding high in the water column as well. Saltwater crab flies for these guys should be tied on big heavy-duty hooks, and in shades of grey, blue, olive, and brown. Little to no flash is a must, as tarpon seem to shy away from tarpon flies with lots of flash. The main thing is to present these flies to “Happy” fish.

Crab fly patterns for Permit are very important. They are a primary food source for these fish, so they are used to seeing them often. Crab fly patterns for this fish species must look identical to the ones they are eating. Permit are usually found in two to four feet of water, so saltwater fly fishing flies tied with lead eyes are usually a better choice for chasing these creatures. They can also sometimes eat with wreckless abandon when in deeper water, like say on sunken ship wrecks, so it’s always a good idea to keep a sinking fly line on hand if you decide to get down and dirty with these fish.

For Bonefish, a crab fly is are usually tied in natural shades of brown, grey, and green, with little to no flash added to them. They usually have bead chain eyes attached to them to help them sink, but not create a splash like a bowling ball hitting the water. The key is to present a different crab fly each time without spooking fish. When you are targeting bonefish, they will primarily be found in 6 inches to two feet of water, so minimum disturbance of the water is very important.