Square Rubber Legs
Square Rubber Legs
Square Rubber Legs

Square Rubber Legs

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Tying Up Contraband or Bauer’s Crabs and Need Square Rubber Legs? WE GOT’EM!

From what I have deduced from scouring the old interweb, they don’t make square rubber legs anymore. It took me 2 years to find a supply of them, and when I found them through a friend of a friend, I bought all I could get. I have been getting all kinds of requests for square rubber legs since my Contraband Crab article came out in Fly Tyer Magazine, so I decided to share and sell off some of my private stash!

Knotted square rubber legs allow the segment below the knot to be position in a rearward facing direction giving this pattern a very realistic silhouette. This is very difficult to do with smaller diameter silicone or round rubber legs, and they do not provide the same silhouette or movement.

Unlike standard fly tying legs, square rubber legs come on one big strip of rubber and are fused together. Each strip contains 16 fused strips of legs that can be easily pulled apart in to individual strips. I cut them fused strips in to 2 1/4" sections for my Contraband Crab or Bauer’s Crab pattern, but for larger patterns you may want to go to 2 1/2".

Each package of sold contains one 10" piece of fused gray square rubber, which can be cut down to whatever size you like. I would recommend going with four 2 1/2" pieces, that way you end up with 64 - 2 1/2" legs. This gives you plenty of material to easily tie the knots in. Once you have the knots in the strip, roll the knot to position the leg in what ever direction you would like.

I have a very limited supply that I’m willing to part with, so get them while supplies last!

Sold as a 10" Strip of gray square rubber containing individual 16 strands.

Pick up your Square Rubber Legs While Supplies Last!

For step by step instructions on how to tie the Contraband Crab, check out the winter 2015 issue of Fly tyer Magazine (www.flytyer.com) or stay tuned to www.saltyflytying.com for my latest book.

Customer Reviews

Based on 12 reviews
Salty Materials

Exactly as described and lightning fast shipping! DO NOT hesitate to buy anything from Drew, top notch quality and service!
Thank You!

Best legs

These are the square rubber legs you’ve been looking for. Drew is the man.

Hip to be Square

They're exactly what I was looking for to tie up Bauer crabs for Southern Belize. Thanks!

SO Square man

Another great transaction with Drew!

Square Legs

Exactly as expected-hard to find square legs for tying crab flies at a decent price and fast shipping.

Bauer Legs

Super happy with the Bauer rubber legs I got—working with them on a number of crab patterns!

No substitute for the real deal

Perfect for Bauer and Contraband crabs. I couldn't find square legs anywhere else.

So Easy to work with

Great working with the square rubber legs. Will be using them for a while

Square is where it's at!!!

I have used Drew's square grey rubber legs on my crab patterns for the last year. His contraband crab is deadly and the way the square legs move in the water really does entice the Permit to take. I've had more follows and takes since switching to the square legs. They can be tied so that the legs point in the correct position to move like the natural when they are slowly moved along the flats bottom.

Got Mud?

No more dried out/ cracked rubber bands! Flat profile works great on Bauer crab patterns, easy to glue and stirs up the mud/sand when stripped.