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Archive for February, 2013

The Kung Fu Crab

Posted by Drew Chicone On February 28th

 

This is the second installment of Essential Permit Patterns The complete step-by-step instructions for tying this pattern can be downloaded from www.saltyflytying.com

 

Materials

Hook: Diiachi 2546 or Similar Saltwater Hook

Thread: Lagartun X Strong 95 Denier – Beige

Tail: 6-7″ Woolly Bugger Saddle Hackle Variant

Eyes: 5/32 Dumbbell – Silver Large

Large plastic dumbbell

Head: Dyed Pearl Diamond Braid Fl. Shrimp Pink

Claws: Cream Magnum Cut Rabbit Zonker Strip

Body: Tan Ep Fiber

Legs: Olive Loco Legs

Misc.: Krystal Flash – Bonefish Tan

Adhesive: Clear Cure Goo Hydro & Flex

 

5 flies that must be in your box for chasing Permit, a.k.a “The Black Fin Devils”- 100 page downloadable pdf. of Essential Permit Patterns, illustrated with ultra-hi resolution step-by-step instructions.

The Rag Head Crab

Posted by Drew Chicone On February 21st

This is the first installment of Essential Permit Patterns The complete step-by-step instructions for tying this pattern can be downloaded from www.saltyflytying.com

 

Materials

Hook: Diiachi 2546 or Similar Saltwater Hook

Thread: Chartreuse 210 Denier flat-waxed Nylon

Tail: 6-7″ Woolly Bugger Saddle Hackle Variant

Eyes: 5/32 Dumbbell – Yellow

Body: Tan Felt

Legs: White Round Rubber Legs

Misc.: Krystal Flash – Bonefish Tan

Adhesive: Clear Cure Goo Hydro & E6000

 

5 flies that must be in your box for chasing Permit, a.k.a “The Black Fin Devils”- 100 page downloadable pdf. of Essential Permit Patterns, illustrated with ultra-hi resolution step-by-step instructions.

 

Essential Permit Patterns

Posted by Drew Chicone On February 14th

If you have ever tried to catch a permit on fly you are acutely aware that the deck is stacked against you. The notorious crustacean crunchers are nefariously critical of any crab-like offering and this is one of the reasons there are thousands of crab fly patterns existing today. In an effort to narrow the search and increase your success rate, here are step-by-step tying instructions for the Kung Fu Crab, Rag Head Crab, Inverted Merkin Crab, Bottle Cap Crab, and the McCrab.

Over the next few weeks I will give you the basics on the 5 must have pattens for chasing Permit a.k.a “The Black Fin Devils” on fly.  As always, you can stay tuned to this blog each week as I share pieces from my eBook, but for the complete 100 page downloadable pdf. of Essential Permit Patterns, illustrated with ultra-hi resolution  step-by-step instructions, click the link, or icon to download your copy today.  $14.99

If you have questions or other topics in mind you would like explained, feel free to comment or send me an email.

Keep Your Wraps Tight & Feathers Straight

-Drew

Selecting Natural Materials

Posted by Drew Chicone On February 7th

 

 

Over the past few months, I’ve  given you snippets  from my latest eBook called Selecting Natural Materials. Simply click the icon above

for the complete Deep Dive in to What To Look For & Avoid When Selecting Hair, Fur & Feathers or click the link,  and download today for $7.99.

Otherwise, read on and I’ll recap all of the material covered.

1.  Cherry-Picking Saltwater Capes

 

For more information on how  you can improve your own saltwater fly patterns check out my website www.saltyflytying.com or;

For a deep dive into the world of saltwater pattern development, look for my new book Feather Brain – How to design better saltwater flies coming next August. You can Pre Order a copy by clicking here.

Thanks for reading!

~Drew