**This is a good question. First, there is no one color or pattern that works best every time. Two years ago in the Bahamas, we hooked a nice bonefish that ran off some distance and became entangled in a sea fan. Before we could get to it, a small bonnethead shark bit off the bone's tail. Knowing it would die, the guide asked to keep it for food. In its stomach, we found nine crabs all about the size of a fingernail, and every one was a different color, ranging from a cream tone to very dark green.