All you need are great casting skills and good luck when fishing for permit with this fly.

3.1 out of 5 Customer Rating
Type: Merkin Crab - Shallow
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The Story

Del Brown has landed more permit on a fly than any other angler in history. This permit fly fishing pattern he designed is his go-to fly and is responsible for catching most of those permit. If there ever was a standard crab pattern for permit and bonefish as well, this is it. This is the Deceiver of crab patterns. Don't go permit fishing without this fly.

In sizes: 2, 4, 6, 8, 2/0.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from I should have ordered more. Fishing down in the Keys I added one to my fly kit and should have added five more.
Date published: 2018-12-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Merkin Crab What a great fly. First time in water and large permit had lunch. Caught nice permit
Date published: 2018-03-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great product Looks really good. Made well. Great price. Looking forward to testing it out.
Date published: 2017-04-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great in Belize Great fly for both Permit and Bonefish in Belize. Worked like magic every day.
Date published: 2017-03-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fancy Fancy Didn't get a chance to use it, but it's great to look at and inspire me for the next trip!
Date published: 2017-03-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great fly! Could use heavier weighted eyes to get it down faster!
Date published: 2016-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stealthy looking fly Looking forward to using this in the gulf for Redfish or for bones and permit in belize. Quality fly with nice materials.
Date published: 2016-10-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from First Permit on a fly While bonefishing in Islamorada, FL, we ran into a school of a dozen Permit swimming a channel waiting for the falling tide to bring food off of the surrounding flats. My buddy hooked a live crab on a spinning rod and I quickly tied a size 4 Merkin on my 10wt. Half a minute later, we had a double; one on live bait and one on a fly. As a novice Permit fisherman, this fly was my first choice and proved to be just as effective as a natural. Maybe more, as my fish was the bigger of the two!
Date published: 2008-09-02
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