The Kung Fu Crab


This is the second 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

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.

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