THE BAUER FLATS CRAB SBS

If you search for this SBS you'll quickly discover that the internet sometimes isn't forever.  Dead links, media servers that have vanished or migrated, the Bauer Flats Crab SBS practically disappeared off the internet.  Its DNA apparent in other patterns like the Contraband Crab, which has largely replaced the Bauer in younger fly fishermans boxes. [...]

ALFLEXO SBS

The myth, the legend.  The fly that has embarrassed self respecting Alphonse and St Francois Permit for a few seasons now. My first attempts at this were laughable.  The "crab tube" I had bought was not the right stuff at all.  A post by MC offered clues into the material used.  Techflex Flexo tube in [...]

EVENING PERMIT

So I’ve been trying crack the Mullet problem lately. I have been wanting to catch Mugil Cephalus (Mullet) without chum for ages now. Using bread, it’s easy. But I want one without using a starchy chum and a ‘Bread Fly’. I've been playing with floating shrimps, blood worms and variety of educated guesses but the Muggles have been difficult. There [...]

FISHING UGLY CRABS

The first time I threw a crab pattern at a fish, I got denied. And so was the case for the second, third and so on times. I lost a lot of borrowed and non-existent faith in crab patterns and really relied far more on Charlie and smaller Clouser patterns for my flats fishing. There were so [...]