Update Oct 2018.
We have no stocks of hermits in shells.
There are depending on size 4/6 per pack.
We also now have in stock, local hermits in thier shells.
These are packed in 20s, more for the angler who wants to buy in bulk.
You can use a single hermits soft body for flatfish etc, simply sliding
it over the hook, or use several bodies and just lightly bind them on
with sheering elastic to form a more bulky scent laded bait.
Generally though, bigger fish prefer the whole crab mounted with the
soft body near the hook point and the claws bound up the shank of the
hook. You can make a bigger bunch up of two or three hermits when
fishing deeper water close to rough ground. It may not look very
natural, but it catches fish.
You can land several fish on hermit crabs such as flounders, plaice,
dabs, whiting, dogs, bass, codling and gurnards will all take single or
bunched soft bodies.
They are used with great effect to catch smoothounds from many marks from the shore or boat.