The Palometa Crab Fly is a specialty fly originally designed to catch Permit, although it is also effective at catching other flats species, including bonefish and redfish. Stripers like the pattern too!
New production of this fly is being tied as follows:
#8 as stated above is tied on #8 Tiemco 811S (This hook requires a lighter tippet)
#6 as stated above is tied on #8 SL-11 3H
#4 as stated above is tied on #6 SL-11 3H
#2 as stated above is tied on #4 SL-11 3H
The Gamakatsu SL-11 3H is one of the strongest and sharpest hooks available, and worth every penny when you hook-up with a fish of a lifetime!
Additionally, new production also includes a weed guard, which can easily be trimmed off if it is not necessary.
Blue Crabs are quite common to many ocean environments. This blue crab imitation has been incredibly effective.