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Essential Permit Patterns

Posted by Drew Chicone On March 28th

Over the past few weeks I have given you the basics on the 5 must have pattens for chasing Permit a.k.a “The Black Fin Devils” on fly.  Simply click on the link or icon above to download the 100 page pdf. of Essential Permit Patterns, illustrated with ultra-hi resolution  step-by-step instructions.  $14.99

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

  1. The Rag Head Crab
  2. The Kung Fu Crab
  3. The McCrab
  4. The Bottle Cap Crab
  5. The Inverted Merkin

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Thanks for reading, and 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

Fly Designer Drew Chicone has released his forth eBook, “Essential Bonefish Flies -Andros”, providing saltwater fly tyers with step-by-step tying instructions for the 7 must have pattens for stalking the giant bonefish around the island of Andros.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Mar. 28, 2013 – MEDIA CONTACT:
Drew Chicone
www.saltyflytying.com
drew@saltyflytying.com

FT. MYERS, FLORIDA (March 28, 2013) “A frustration of mine is trying to learn a new pattern or tying technique without clear illustrations or instructions,” say Drew Chicone.  I subscribe to all kinds of fly tying magazines and have quite a few fly tying books, and I can’t tell you how many times I wish there was one more photo or I could have zoomed in on a picture.  I think that most of us would appreciate more than 5 or 6 1-inch photos to thoroughly explain how to get from point A to point Z.  That is one of the main reasons for the ultra close up shots and hi res photography, and excessive number of photos used to illuminate the ideas and techniques found in my latest ebook “Essential Bonefish Flies • Andros”

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The Inverted Merkin Crab

Posted by Drew Chicone On March 21st

 

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This is the fifth 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

Body: Tan EP Fiber, Antron Yarn, or Similar Synthetic

Legs: Sand Loco Legs Knotted

Misc.: Krystal Flash – Bonefish Tan

Adhesive: Clear Cure Goo Hydro

 

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 Bottle Cap Crab

Posted by Drew Chicone On March 14th

 

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

 

Materials

Hook: Daiichi 2546 size 2

Thread: Tan Lagartun 95 Denier

Legs: Floating Fly Line Knotted

Eyes: Large EP Crustacean Eyes or Burt Mono Eyes

Misc: One Beer Bottle Cap

 

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 McCrab

Posted by Drew Chicone On March 7th

This is the third 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

Ep Crab & Shrimp Eyes – Black

Body: Deer or Antelope Body Hair – Natural

Fabric Puff Paint – Adobe or Sand

Legs: Rubber bands Knotted

Misc.: Krystal Flash – Bonefish Tan

Adhesive: Clear Cure Goo Hydro

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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.