Guide Flies custom Kung Fu Crabs and smaller Kung Fu Jr. Crabs are designed to the specifications of Fly Fish Guanaja’s demanding permit guides. Together, we made our line of Kung Fu Crabs with attention to detail that is overlooked by commercially tied Kung Fu’s.
We started by designing better claws. Dave McKenna chose Hareline’s Tiger Barred Rabbit strips to create unmistakable, visual targets for permit to focus on. They add realistic contrast that mimic natural color combinations.
Next we improved the body material. We use a special synthetic body wrap that gives great transparency and sheds water instantly for easier casting and lighter landings on the water.
The last detail is the rubber legs. A Living Rubber with natural barring and glitters compliment the claws and body to entice a mature fish that has seen it all.
Our #4 Kung Fu Junior's are tied with medium bead chain eyes when a stealth presentation is required.