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Old 10-06-2002, 08:47 PM
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This has been bothering me for a long time, and I would like to get comments from others on this fly, it seems to me that all the flies that I have seen are tied in reverse but true to the originators design, if a live crab is on the bottom of the water I don't believe he is in a belly up position unless maybe if its dead, from what I have seen he is always in a defensive position.
I hope Striblue does not mind but I will show a perfect Dell Merkins Permit fly tied by him as described in Dell's Patterns, and many others, it does show it to be belly up.

Am I missing something not been an expert on bottom creatures of the sea, lets kick it around.
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Old 10-06-2002, 09:16 PM
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Good Point Joe..I wondered that myself... I don't have the answer. Let's see if anyone can explain.
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Old 10-07-2002, 09:55 AM
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Thats a good question, especially since Permit eyes are enormous and their eyesight presumable superior to most other fish.

You could probably send Del Brown an email He's one of those lucky guys who has the opportunity to spend more time chasing Permit than any other man alive. As a result, he probably has caught more than any other angler. I recall reading an article about him and how the fly was developed but can't recall where

If I remember rightly, the idea is to sight cast to an approaching fish, dropping the fly well ahead and allowing it to sink to the bottom without retrieving. Swimming crabs apparently 'freeze' in mid water when they sense a predator and drop like a stone.

If all goes to plan, the Permit will zero in on the falling fly and either inhale it "on the drop" or approach the static fly on the bottom, tip its head, inhale the fly and swim off at which point you set the hook

If only it were that easy:hehe:

As a contrast in style, Check out the McCrab by (I think) George Anderson. This is a very close copy and caused a lot of exitement when it first came out but you rarely hear about it today.
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