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East End Lodge Crab - Fly Recipe

Name

East End Lodge Crab

Difficulty

3

Hook Size

4

Hook

Mustad 34007 or Equivalent

Thread

Pink Flat Waxed Nylon

Tail

2 Tan Loco Legs (Hareline LL 369) doubled

Body

EP Fibers – Tan and Sand

Rib

N/A

Eyes

Medium Silver Bead Chain, XL Silver Bead Chain, or Silver Lead Dumbbell Eye

Proportions

Tail is doubled tan legs trimmed even and left long

 

  1. Build a thread foundation down the length of the hook shank and position the eye about 3/16” from the hook eye.  Securely lash the eye to the top of the hook shank using figure 8 thread wraps.  Advance the thread to the hook barb.

  2. Double the legs and lash to the back of the hook shank. Leave them as long as possible

  3. Above the hook barb, tie in bunches of EP fibers about the diameter of a pencil and 1” long.  Tie them in using figure 8 wraps.  Tie in two bunches of tan fibers, two bunches of sand fibers and two bunches of tan fibers.

  4. Trim the body into a tear drop shape.

  5. Finish the head with a whip finish and a drop of head cement.

 

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