Friday, 27 February 2015

Fighting Crab

Fighting Crab

Materials List:

Egg Yarn - White, Tan or olive
Gamakatsu SL12S size 2 or 1
Bead Chain or dumbell
Deer Creek Micro Velvet Rope for pincer
ICE Dubbing in burn orange
Diamond UV resin
Glassy eye
Mono line 60lbs

Step by step tying instructions:

Prepare the thread base and tie in the bead chain

Tie in some ICE dubbing 

Tie in a pair of Glassy eye

Wind in some dubbing after the eye

Tie in the pincer just right after the dubbing

Tie in the mono line

Tie in the legs

Tie in the rest of the legs

Tie in some Egg Yarn at the middle of the hook

Trim the yarn

drop some Diamond UV resin to position the legs

Dry the resin with UV light

Fold over the balance of the mono line from the eye to form the guard

Trim the mono and the crab is ready for some coloring

Cheers and happy tying


  1. are you heating up the ends of the velvet rope to make the taper in the pincers?

  2. I don’t get how u tie the body in with the yarn, I had a hard time, help!!!

  3. Scott, if the yarn is like Mcfly foam, think deer hair. Take a stack of yarn/mcflyfoam. Place it on top of the hookshank, two / three loose wraps and tighten. Should do the trick. A few more wraps to secure it. Took me a few tries too. You'll crack it!