Here’s the latest is a series of “down-and-dirty guide fly” videos from Alvin Dedeaux of All Water Guides. His creation, the AD Krab, is certainly not going to win any beauty contests, but Alvin says that redfish just love it. And when a guide who spends as much time on the water as Alvin does says that a fly works, you believe him. I’m sure it will also draw strikes from a variety of warmwater game fish, as well.
Hook: Long-shank saltwater hook (here a Mustad 34007), size 1/0.
Thread: Black or olive, 3/0.
Weight: 2 sets of bead chain, large.
Body: Olive strung saddle hackle.
Wing: Olive hair or wool.
Head: Tying thread.
Adhesive: UV-cure resin or head cement.
Note: Tie this pattern in colors and combinations to match the naturals or as an attractor.