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Improved Merkin - Lead Eyes #2

Umpqua Feather Merchants
$5.95

The late Del Brown was one of the first anglers, with the help of Steve Huff, to prove that permit could be caught consistently with a fly. His Merkin began the revolution in development of effective permit flies.

Merkin Crab is an old standby fly that's been around for years. You can't beat this pattern for sight casting to permit, but don't limit this all-purpose crab fly to just this species. Try it out any time you find fish crabbing. Tie Merkins in differing sizes and shades from tan and greens to blue. You'll be covered for just about every crab variation that crawls around.

FLY RECIPE:

HOOK:  TMC 811S, sizes 2-6
THREAD:  Single Strand Floss, neon hot green
TAIL:  Four Cree hackle tips tied splayed and split with two strands of pearl Flash-A-Bou on each side
BODY:  Alternating colors of tan and brown of rug yarn tied in with figure eight
LEGS:  Fire Tip Sili Legs, clear/fire orange tip
EYES:  Dazl Eyes, silver - size to match hook

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The late Del Brown was one of the first anglers, with the help of Steve Huff, to prove that permit could be caught consistently with a fly. His Merkin began the revolution in development of effective permit flies.

Merkin Crab is an old standby fly that's been around for years. You can't beat this pattern for sight casting to permit, but don't limit this all-purpose crab fly to just this species. Try it out any time you find fish crabbing. Tie Merkins in differing sizes and shades from tan and greens to blue. You'll be covered for just about every crab variation that crawls around.

FLY RECIPE:

HOOK:  TMC 811S, sizes 2-6
THREAD:  Single Strand Floss, neon hot green
TAIL:  Four Cree hackle tips tied splayed and split with two strands of pearl Flash-A-Bou on each side
BODY:  Alternating colors of tan and brown of rug yarn tied in with figure eight
LEGS:  Fire Tip Sili Legs, clear/fire orange tip
EYES:  Dazl Eyes, silver - size to match hook

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SKU: 279F
Availability: This product generally ships within 24 hours (weekends will ship on Monday)