Here is another video from Captain Matt Thomas. He does a great job with the videos and so I’m sharing another one. This one is a Merkin style crab pattern, essential for any trip to the flats. The pattern is a bit time consuming, but easy enough to tie. The video is easy to follow. Change up the colors of the legs and the body material to give yourself a decent selection of flies. Olives, browns, tans and duns are good choices for the body. Matt uses the EP fibers here, but you could also use X-Stream hair, Z-lon or Congo hair.
I’m not impressed everyday by someone tying a glo-bug, but this really is impressive. I’ve only ever tied a small handfull myself, but I have loads of yarn and you can bet I’ll be burning up some hooks trying this out.
Happy New Year!
We’ll have lots of new flies to show you this year. Never a boring moment, but enjoy this short production of the “Secret Fly”