Fly Crab Alphlexo
Fly Crab Alphlexo Size #4
Fly Crab Alphlexo - Alternatively: Alflexo Crab
A proven killer fly for grunter, bonefish, triggerfish and especially permit on the Indian Ocean Islands and elsewhere.
This fly has also been used successfully on Largemouth Yellowfish, especially in white, camo and olive.
To make your own, use Flyflex Flexo Body Tubing, also known as Chocklette's Body Tubing
SBS Tying Instructions of the Fly Crab Alphlexo by Peter Coetzee
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.
The correct chenille is also key, and MC managed to sneakily buy up all local stock of the brand required- Hareline Ultra Micro chenille. Spirit River does the some thing. And a huge thanks to Garth Nieuwenhuis for finding some and making this SBS possible.
Then…the tricks. So many bloody tricks. Singed tubing, Heated single strand wire, what a bitch of a thing.
Massive thanks to MC and Murray. Without the knowledge passed on by these gents this would have taken a lot longer to hack out. Unless I found one to take apart 🙂
Alternatively: Alflexo Crab