I’ve been slacking once again, so Bryan aka ‘flyfishSC’ on the forum sent me another sweet SBS for you guys to try out. This EP crab is sure to get some attention this winter out on the flats.
Inspiration behind this one is there are good tides for chasing reds near Beaufort Thanksgiving weekend. And my new shadowcast 18 should be ready by then (build starts next week according to Erin). Sweet potatoes are one of my favorite Thanksgiving foods: SP Pie, SP casserole, or just straight up baked SP. So I wanted to show the reds a little SP love by feeding them a fly that looks a lot like a crabby chunk of sweet potato goodness.
Size 4 Gamakatsu stinger hook and orange Danville Thread
2 small orange saddle feathers splayed out (fuzzy under-feat
Several strands orange krystal flash
Mono red crab eyes angled up and out from hook
Sili-legs splayed 2 each side
Orange barred zonker strip claw on each side
Small brass eyes tied on bottom of hook shank
Brown EP streamer brush and olive/brow
Wrap ep streamer brush (combing fibers back) over ep tarantula forward to eyes
Add double mono (50#) weed-guard
Finished Sweet Potato Crab fly!