Tying a Reach Around Crab

Published on Apr 22, 2017 by Editor in chief

Step by step instructions for the “Reach Around” Crab. I believe this pattern originates from the guys at Fly Castaway and is a very effective pattern for trigger fish and others. It’s thin, compact and quite easy casting which makes it great on windier days too.
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Materials Used
Hook: SL11-3H Gamakatsu
Thread: Any
Keel: tungsten beads on 20lb mono
Flash: UV flash
Claws: cock hackle
Mouth parts: Cock hackle
Legs: rubber legs
Body: Velcro cut to shape
Glue: 5 minute epoxy
Weed guard: 20lb Mono