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 28 reviews
Arnie Sybrant
Square rubber legs

I don’t mind paying $9 for a product that is hard to find but paying $8.95 to mail such a small package is rediculous, even by today’s standards. I also noticed that the legs were showing areas of degradation due to ozone.

Steve Weinstein
Square Rubber Legs

The entire order process was excellent, and I received the material very quickly. Would not hesitate to buy from this merchant again.
I needed these legs to tie crab patterns for Permit. Anyone who has ever chased Permit with a flyrod knows how finicky they can be about eating a fly. Trying to save a few dollars on a poorly designed fly makes no sense to me when compared to the time and money you invested to try and catch one of these critters.
Are these legs a little on the pricy side? Yes, but I knew that when I placed the order, and am very pleased with the material I received.

The joke

Can’t believe you have the gull to sell this tiny strip to me for 20.00$ what an insult!!!!! What thieves you are I will tell every fly tying I know to stay clear of your website!

Michael Hopkins
Perfect !!!!

Perfect !!!

Neal Scott
are rubber legs

I have not started using them just yet. I do have a crab pattern started, but they are not completed yet. When completed, I will respond with more detail. I do like the square shape, flexability and color of the legs. Cool product.

Patrick M
Excellent service!

I ordered the square rubber legs that worked perfectly in the pattern I was tying. Drew got these mailed out right away! Will definitely purchase from Drew again.

Jim H
Great Legs!

I have tied with legs before but they were round and I found them difficult to cinch down on to keep then from rolling to one side. These square legs lay flat against the thread base easily and stay in place. Also I find it easier to tie knots in them that lay nicely to create hopper legs.

Patrick Brown
Square rubber legs

Great square legs get them while you can can’t find them anywhere else yet. Crabs galore!

Vinnie M
The best rubber legs for crab flies.

I was painstakingly cutting rubber bands long ways to create legs for my crab flies. These rubber legs are much easier to work with and save me a bunch of time.

Cesare Buzzi Ferraris
Efficient and helpful

Everything was fine and when I needed some clarification on delivery time Drew was immediately available to help and give support