Fly tying is fun… when it’s easy.
Norman’s Crab — by Dr. Aaron Adams — is a simple, easy-to-tie fly that was designed to imitate the many species of walking crabs that inhabit the flats of the tropics and subtropics. The pattern is an impressionistic fly that emulates the general body shape and leg orientation of most walking crabs. The rabbit strip and sililegs provide great movement with only minor movement of the fly. The pattern was originally designed for bonefish on the Caribbean, but has also proven effective for redfish in Florida.