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Simon's HoverCrab

The most deadly, imitative crab flies available. This saltwater fly suspends in the perfect feeding zone, unlike other crab patterns that sink rapidly into the weeds where fish can't see them. The fly can also be fished as a surface-swimming crab. Perfect for fly fishing bonefish, tarpon, and permit everywhere and other crab-feeding saltwater species, such as stripers and redfish. In sizes: 4, 6.
Average Customer Rating:
4.667 out of 5
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6 of 6(100%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for Simon's HoverCrab
Review 1 for Simon's HoverCrab
Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
April 3, 2014
By: Rick33
"Worked as expected. Attracted fish, kept it's point and was easy to throw."
Review 2 for Simon's HoverCrab
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Simon Hover Crab,
January 22, 2014
By: WaterDoc
from Cleveland, Ohio
"I purchased these primarily due to reputation as a killer fly for Permit. I was amazed at the quality of them. They were far more than I expected. I tie a lot of my own flies and these are a quality job. 2 things you do not want in a fly.
1) one the fish ignore
2) one that is destroyed by the 1st fish
These pass those tests.
The best comment I can offer is my wife's, "Geez they look like real little crabs." The fish seem to agree."
Review 3 for Simon's HoverCrab
Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Cute But Effective,
August 26, 2013
By: FlyFshrOfCT
from Norwalk, CT
"This little crab is deceiving in size but very effective. Great for fishing bottom feeders which includes many types of fish. Having more size options would be good."
Review 4 for Simon's HoverCrab
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
GOOD FLY. GREAT DESIGN,
November 30, 2009
By: AJNFLORIDA
from FLORIDA ,RIGHT ON THE GULF OF MEXICO, BOCA GRANDE
Good Value: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Meets Expectations: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Appearance: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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"WHAT I MEAN BY THAT IS I BOUGHT ONE TO TOSS OFF THE DOCK WHERE ALL THESE OTHER CRABS LIVE SMALL LITTLE BITE-SIZED CRABS,ANYWAY MY NEPHEW WANTED ME TO MAKE HIM SOME LURES IN HIS CASE SINCE HE USES A SPINNING REEL., WELL THIS PATTERN DIDNT HOLD UP WELL TO THEONE FISH IT LANDED OF COURSE HAPPENED TO BE A SHEEPSHEAD AND THEY BREAK EVERYTHING, AND AS A MAJOR FLY TIER MYSELF I SAID YEAH ILL MAKE SOME CRAB PATTERNS FOR HIM AND HIS BUDDY,THERE IS ALEAST AN 1/2 oz. OF NON TOXIC WIRE WEIGHT AROUND THE SHANK AND I ALSO USED A BRASS 1/4oz. BARBELL WHICH BLENDED IN NICELY WITH THE TAN FOAM,LOST THE RUBBER LEGGS AND NOW USING PIECES FROM WHITINGS 100''S FOR THE LEGS AND ANTENAE.DEFINATELY BEEN HOLDING UP BETTER,AND THE LAST PC WHICH IS NOT ON THE CRAB IN THE PICTURE BECAUSE ITS A TRADE SECRET ANYWAY THE HOVER CRAB DID ALLRIGHT AND INSPIRED ME TO EXPERIMENT MORE WITHE LITTLE CRABS ON MY DOCK,WHICH AGAIN THE FISH LOVE AND TO GIVE YOU A SMALL IDEA ON SIZE THE HOOK IS A MUSTAD34011."
Review 5 for Simon's HoverCrab
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
A fly you must try in saltwater!,
May 13, 2008
By: flyfishinguy11
"This is an incredible fly both in the tropics for bonefish and permit but also for striped bass along the atlantic sea coast.
I've had several tremendous days sight fishing to striped bass at Monomoy on this fly. Fishing it with a drop weight or small split shot anywhere from 6" to 18" up from the fly is important. The fly will rise up from the bottom and stay weed free. This is one to try! My only complaint is that they tear up quickly, but that is a very good problem to have. If you desire an olive crab simply use a pantone marker to change the overall shade of the fly.
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Ratings-Only Reviews for Simon's HoverCrab
Based on 1 ratings-only review
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Would recommend? Yes 1 out of 1