The Redfish Crack is a very effective pattern for many species like speckled trout, redfish, and flounder in the gulf of Mexico. However a variation called the “cracklin” has come out that I feel is much better. this utilizes small legs to help give this fly a little more movement and fish enticement. I really like this fly, and in fact my last trip to the gulf this pattern caught fish when many others in my box did not. You can tie this with lighter eyes for a slower sink, or on larger hooks. However I really like this size hook, and love the Risen hooks due to their low cost and strength. You would have difficulty bending these hooks on big bull reds.
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Flash: Shrimp/Pink Ice Dub – amzn.to/2ubQLWM
Leggy Dubbing: Crawfish Gold and Brown Leech Kraken Dubbing – www.flytyersdungeon.com/Materials/Chart_The_Kraken_Dubbing.htm
Hook: size 2, Risen O’Shaughnessy hook – www.risenfly.com/collections/hooks/products/oshaughnessy-hooks-stainless
Thread: Brown Veevus 140 Powerthread – amzn.to/2V0Oed0
Tail: Tan Ultra-select Craft Fur – amzn.to/3bQfnp5
Legs: Sill-Legs Black barred orange – amzn.to/39SLNgT
Flash/Antenna: Gold Crystal Flash – amzn.to/2vJXpDL
Eyes: Medium Lead Dumbell Eyes – amzn.to/2SQFCmy
UV Resin: Solarez Ultrathin Resin – amzn.to/2SyJl9e
Glue: Brush On Super Glue – amzn.to/38C3uAW
Vise: Renzetti Traveler – amzn.to/2t2FFmo
Bobbin: Stonfo Bobtec – amzn.to/38Ea7lN
Scissors: Dr. Slick all purpose – amzn.to/38DoLd6
Whip finisher: Dr. Slick brass – amzn.to/2tGYwDW
UV Light: Ultrafire UV Super Power – amzn.to/2sW93dN
Wire Cutters: amzn.to/2uRq2yQ
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