Calhoun’s Swimming Sand Crab

Originated by Bill Calhoun

 

CALHOUN'S SWIMMING SAND CRAB

 

Materials:

Thread: Gudebrod “G” Flo. Orange

Eyes: Spirit River Dazl-eyes 5/32 or for the lite pattern use Spirit River Mono eyes size large

Legs: Spirit River Flex Floss White. Color with black marker. Cut in 3″ lengths.

Tail: Spirit River Flex-Floss White no markings

Body: Hareline Magnum Strips White and Grizzly cut to size.

Head: Wapsi Flo. Orange chenille size fine.

Hook: Tiemco 811S size #6 or Gamakatsu SL11-3H size #6

Glue: Zap Gel. Glue Rabbit strip tabs together and adjust legs for proper angle.

 

Comb rabbit towards head to even out fur. Then blow back fur towards tail to get proper taper.

This fly has caught legal halibut, all size perch, corbina, and yellowfin croaker. The fly is available through Bob Marriott’s. Shops can order them through Umpqua starting May 2002.