Video: How to Tie the EP Micro Crab Fly

The EP Micro Crab is a perfect small crab pattern for bonefish, redfish and permit developed by Enrico Puglisi. It was designed to fool spooky fish in shallow water. The light weight beadchain eyes allow for the fly to land softly in skinny water.  The EP Micro Crab can be tied in several color variations: Tan, Olive and Rootbeer are the most popular color patterns, but Gray and Purple have also been known to catch fish! Have fun and take your time with this fly. Once tied and glued, the EP Micro Crab is really durable and will catch a ton of fish!

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Video: How to Tie the EP Turneffe Micro Crab Fly

The EP Turneffe Micro Crab is a great micro crab pattern for Bonefish, Permit, Redfish and picky Triggerfish! The EP Turneffe Crab can be tied in several color variations; olive, tan, sand, and brown are the most common and the most effective colors. The EP Turneffe Crab is most effective tied small, usually in sizes #04-08. This is a great pattern when things get technical and the fish reject all your other patterns!!

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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!

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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
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