Mesh-body crab patterns like the Alphonse Crab have become the standard for many addicted permit anglers. This should be an indicator of the success anglers are experiencing with them. The Alphonse Crab is a well-known permit crab pattern with a flexo-style body, variegated ultra chenille legs, and lead dumbbell eyes inside the body for the perfect sink rate and swimming motion. Certainly consider adding the Alphonse Crab to the fly boxes for your next permit adventure.
The Alphonse Crab is tied on a size 2 saltwater nickel-plated hook with double monofilament weed guard.