Tier: Luke Langton

Location: Smithville, Missouri

Website: The Midwest Drift

Luke's Curable Crab

Material list:

Hook: Gamakatsu SL45 size 6-8

Bead:Nymph Head Evolution Stonefly size L

Thread: UTC 140, Orange

Tail: Brown Flexifloss

Rib: Small wire

Hackle: Rusty saddle hackle

Dubbing (Body and Collar): Cohen's Carp Dub, Rusty nail

Legs (Collar): Centipede legs 

Dubbing (Collar): Senyo's Shaggy Dub

This pattern was designed to be fished when carp are feeding in medium depth to deep water. The head is Tungsten so the fly gets down quick. The negative is that it makes it harder to get a soft presentation. On the other hand, you don't have to figure eight in bead chain eyes... I F'ing hate tying in eyes. This pattern was responsible for my last several fish of the season.


Victim of the curable Crab.

Victim of the curable Crab.