United Fly Tyers of Rhode Island, Inc.

Jack's Stone Crab Fly

Created by: Jack Sampson
Tied by: Capt. Jim Barr

Hook: Stainless steel saltwater hook, sizes 4 to 1/0 (Gamakatsu SC15, Mustad 34007, or a similar hook)
Weight: Extra-small lead dumbbell
Tail: Tuft of saddle hackle fibers
Eyes: Melted 100- pound monofilament
Claws: Medium-wide rubber bands. Knot the rubber bands to make joints, trim the ends so that they resemble claws, and color the claws black
Legs: Thin rubber bands or Sili-Legs
Body: The soft, “loop” sides of two round, 5/8-inch hook-and-loop fasteners. Velcro coins available in sewing, craft, and department stores.