Bowen's Soft Shell Crab

This lifelike crab is a terrific saltwater fly fishing pattern.


A very translucent crab pattern with a realistic look for shallower saltwater fly fishing. Design gives the impression of the fighting posture crabs adopt when threatened. This crab fly fishing pattern is a must have for permit. In natural.
In sizes: 2, 4.
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Overall: 4.7/5 starsShow Rating Distribution 4.7 / 5 based on 3 reviews

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3 of 3 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

  • 4/5 stars 4/5

    Be Careful - 6/10/2013
    By: from Smoky Mountains, TN
    Top 50 Contributor

    This fly is much heavier than it appears. My first attempt to cast the size #4 fly to cruising bones resulted in the flats blowing up. Once I realized the need for a greater lead on the fish I began to see results. Good fly, just needs to be fished right.

  • 5/5 stars 5/5

    Worked Wonders on Permit - 1/11/2011

    Last year at Ascension Bay, Mexico I had my first chance to use the Soft Shell Crab fly. Our Mayan guides were sceptical and tried to talk me into a standard tan crab pattern. After landing a 22 lb Permit, they insisted that I leave my remaining flies with them when I left for home. It lands on the water softly and flutters down to depth. It may be as close to a sure thing as there is for Permit

  • 5/5 stars 5/5

    LOOK AT THIF FLY IN TH WATER! - 12/16/2009

    Unbelievable realism and movement! The new soft shell looks just like a molting crab. Drops to the bottom so realistically! Big bonefish producer!

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