The Fiddle Sticks Crab – Redfish Flies

Pattern by Ron Ratliff


Why did you choose the materials you did and the techniques to apply them?

I chose the deer because I knew I could easily make the shape of the shell I wanted. The legs are micro chenille, which happened to be the correct thickness I was looking for, and easily shaped and colored if needed. You can use anything from bead chain to lead eyes for the situation you will face.

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In your opinion what makes the fly so effective?


I believe the shape, size, and realism makes this fly irresistible to a red fish. I have also heard reports that permit have been munching on them.





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