This crab fly is an irresistible redfish pattern.

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The Story

Designed by Louisiana guide Lucas Bissett, the Cajun Crustacean imitates several potential sources of food. When crabs, shrimp, and bait fish are teeming in the waters, how does an angler select the right pattern? The answer: give the fish a bit of everything. With the body of a crab and the long tail profile of a baitfish, this pattern is magic for redfish, black drum, and sheepshead.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from A fly that works! I ordered both the shallow and deep version. I was fishing water 6-12 inches deep and the shallow version basically "floats" and the redfish were not interested in eating the fly above their line of sight. I will try to modify the shallow version to weight it a little more to help it sink. I switched to the deep version in same color pattern. Wham. I threw at 7 fish in about an hour while fishing solo. Caught 3, lost 3 that charged the boat on the take so poor hook set and missed the 7th. The fish clearly liked it. One word of caution, wet the fly before casting if possible and limit false casts. The fibers shed water easily and will float if you have to false cast much. I have ordered Bissett deep fly.
Date published: 2018-09-06
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