The Inverted Merkin Crab


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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


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.

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