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Are ya up for a game of " HORSESHOES " ????

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#1 Sandworm


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Posted 11 May 2015 - 01:03 PM

I have always loved Horseshoe Crabs . So I thought I'd tie up a few . Talk about Jurrasic Park !

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Posted 11 May 2015 - 04:17 PM

Great mimic of a Horseshoe Crab.  The only ones I've ever seen are dead on a beach.  

I've never seen one that small, but I am sure they have to start growing somewhere.

Neat looking fly.

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Posted 11 May 2015 - 05:53 PM

Same here... only ones I've seen were about 8 inches wide.   I've seen them live too while snorkeling.  I can't imagine they'd  have enough meat on them for a fish to get any nutritional value.  But every living species has something that limits its population, so something must eat them.

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Posted 11 May 2015 - 06:15 PM

I have seen them that size in estuaries, and found a molted shell on the beach once about 4 inches across the back.

As far as I know, redfish are known to eat them, along with black drum, and sheepshead.
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Posted 11 May 2015 - 07:36 PM

Hi guys. Thanks . I grew up on Jones Beach out on L. I.
I spent a lot time walking the water line . Crab Claws and Horseshoe Crabs were a major score. L. O. L. Those things freaked me out about as much as my name sake . ( Sandworm ) 's .so I thought why not try to come up with a close copy .
And your right about those fish you mentioned. The only other things I know of that eats them are Sharks and Turtles. If noth'N else , they are easy to catch ! Tim