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Old 06-28-2018, 09:17 PM   #1
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Can someone give me their thoughts on best flies for that location? Iím tying some I think will work but would appreciate any thoughts!


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Old 06-28-2018, 09:28 PM   #2
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Spoon flies, shrimp, and crab immitations work best. Always had good luck on Dupre spoon flies.
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Old 06-28-2018, 09:31 PM   #3
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Spoon flies, shrimp, and crab immitations work best. Always had good luck on Dupre spoon flies.


Ya, Iíve heard that from a few ppl.. Iíll grab some up. Not something Iíd have ever thought to throw till a few days ago when the first person told me that. Thanks for the info..

Here is where I sit now..




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Old 06-28-2018, 09:36 PM   #4
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Spoon flies and rubber glass minnow imitations.
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Old 06-28-2018, 09:48 PM   #5
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Beadchain and leadeye clousers in white, white chartreuse, white pink, etc are always handy. I like a small Puglosi type fly if chasing trout or snook. The absolute best and most deadly redfish fly is a small, white or light colored crab. Kind of like what you have tied but a little smaller and shorter and sparser coming off the front. Add a little monofilament weed guard and it’s food to go. The key to the crab is to fish it right. Throw it just in front of a red or close to a tailing fish. Let him get close then a couple of short strips. Think about how a crab would move. It’s deadly!
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Beadchain and leadeye clousers in white, white chartreuse, white pink, etc are always handy. I like a small Puglosi type fly if chasing trout or snook. The absolute best and most deadly redfish fly is a small, white or light colored crab. Kind of like what you have tied but a little smaller and shorter and sparser coming off the front. Add a little monofilament weed guard and itís food to go. The key to the crab is to fish it right. Throw it just in front of a red or close to a tailing fish. Let him get close then a couple of short strips. Think about how a crab would move. Itís deadly!


Have a picture of one by any chance?


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Here is a south padre crab fish from a couple days ago.





A couple more victims of the crab!


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Old 06-28-2018, 09:53 PM   #8
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I donít have a crab pic but the guide I fish with the most ties them. I have caught them on store bought bonefish and permit crabs but they are typically too heavy or donít have enough weight.


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Here is a south padre crab fish from a couple days ago.





A couple more victims of the crab!


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You have a pic of the crab you used?


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Old 06-29-2018, 04:27 PM   #10
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Leftridge---that has got to be a hoot tying into a red on a fly rod. I've caught some mid-sized bass and that was great, but can't compare to the reds I'm betting.

Here's a pic of my favorite tank-fishing fly---and I'm working with a tyer to get some more tied up as I'm down to my last one and can't find any more.


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Old 06-29-2018, 04:39 PM   #11
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Like Doc said above, you need clousers.
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Old 06-29-2018, 05:42 PM   #12
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Like Doc said above, you need clousers.

Got those in spades



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Old 06-29-2018, 06:36 PM   #13
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i want some red crab flies!
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