Video: How to Tie the EP Crab Fly

The EP Crab is one of the best crab imitations for Permit, Bonefish and Redfish. It is the updated version to the classic Merkin’s Crab. The EP Crab uses the durable EP Fibers for the body and has more life like legs & tail. It can be tied in so many variations, colors and sizes. Most of the EP Crabs have the color Tan incorporated into them, but other colors can be used to tie Blue Crab and Sand Crab imitations. In this video, we will tie the EP with a Crustaceous Brush. This is a fast and efficient way to tie EP Crabs, and is a must have in the salt, so get to work!

Now let’s see what you can do. #avidmaxflytyers


EP Crab Fly Tying Recipe:

Hook: #1/0-04 Gamakatsu SL11-3H
Eyes: Medium or Large Plain Lead Eyes
Thread: Fl. Chartreuse Veevus 6/0
Tail: Tan Grizzly Marabou
Flash: Pearl Midge Krystal Flash
Body: Tan Crustaceous Brush / or Tan and Brown EP Fibers
Legs: Tan Loco Legs
Weed Guard: 20LB RIO Hard Alloy Mono
Glue: Brush On Zap A Gap

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Learn to tie an EP Crab fly - Video tutorial

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