A trustworthy crab imitation whether you’re cruising along a muddy channel in Louisiana searching for redfish or catching the outgoing tide chasing striped bass in Massachusetts, the EP Tarantula Crab Fly is a tough one to beat. A great imitation for a variety of different crab species, the EP Tarantula Crab Fly is an effective pattern for environments like sand and mud flats, tidal rivers, estuary mouths, open beaches, and anytime that you want to drag the bottom. Coming from the Enrico Puglisi collection of flies, this crab is tied with a realistic profile and has excellent movement in the water--not only that, but its integrated weed guard allows you to hit those hairy targets without concern.
A simple fly to fish and a strong choice when prospecting new waters illed with crabs, the EP Tarantula Crab is best fished tight to the bottom with a stripped retrieve that includes the occasional pause. From spring through fall in the northeast and any time of day in more tropical environments, it’s always a good idea to carry a few of the EP Tarantula Crab in colors like brown, olive, and tan,