The Tail Chaser
The Tail Chaser is our ultimate hybrid mantis/crab fly for tailing permit and bonefish. It's a medium sized meal that lands soft and moves like everything they want to crush!
Dave McKenna designed the Tail Chaser for situations found around many permit flats, especially around Guanaja. A permit is in 1-3' of water with his nose down in the sand. The guide tells you to put it on his head! This fly has the movement, profile and stealth to get in a permit's face without knocking him out. The result is a permit that goes tail's up on your fly!
These are tied on #6 Umpqua X-Series Flat's hooks with small lead eyes.