The Orange Crush is a Toad /Tarpon Bunny hybrid that is killer for backwater tarpon. This fly is very easy to tie compared to the standard toad, swims great and really stands out in the backwaters of the 10k.
Start with a Gamakatsu SC17 3/0 and attach a small bunch of orange bucktail at the bend of to prevent fouling of the wing. You can also add a small line of Clear Cure UV Goo on the underside of the rabbit strip to stiffen and prevent fowling.
Add a strip of Magnum Orange/Black Barred Rabbit on top of the bucktail. At this point I add a set of black bead chain eyes at the head.
Attach Two-tone Orange/Black 1/8" Crosscut Rabbit Strip and palmer to the bead chain eyes. Whip finish and add head cement.
Capt Bill Baldus
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