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#1 denduke

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Posted 13 November 2018 - 12:50 PM

Had a "meet and greet" the other day of local forum members on the M'sipi Coast. I gave everybody couple "fiber shrimp" to field test. Anxious to hear back. They get to fish lots more than me. Need to restock some...used 5 mm glass rattles, 2/0 serious teeth. The water has cooled way down winter pattern specks, reds up the bays and rivers. HotDamn! Charlie managed a double of rats on a popper/dropper.
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Thought I put a step by step on here somewhere?
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#2 denduke

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Posted 24 November 2018 - 10:32 PM

Few today. They held up great. Used couple for lotta shorts, few rats and they are still good to go.
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#3 Piker20

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Posted 25 November 2018 - 11:37 AM

Great looking shrimps
Matthew 25: 35-36 "Out of every 100 men, 10 shouldnt even be there, 80 are just targets, nine are the real fighters, and we are lucky to have them, for they make the battle. Ah, but the one, one is a warrior and he will bring the others back. "No man ever steps in the same river twice"   Heraclitus, 5 B.C

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#4 DarrellP

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Posted 26 November 2018 - 09:39 PM

Recipe?
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#5 denduke

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Posted 27 November 2018 - 06:57 AM

All I got....

I shortened the originals after missed strikes. The tarpon at BahaiHonda refused it. Lost one on the strike with big cockroach. What was happening on the take they are folding over and fibers hang on hook. I shortened them and resin the head all the way to the hook bend making them work better. Takes about 15-20 minutes to tie cuz waiting on UV to stop tacking up. They are simple really. Tie on the rattle, Academy, top middle of hook, UV it, tie on legs fore and aft, tie on the eyes, tie lil orange for the gut first. Lay the fibers on and 5-6 wraps and whip, Krazyglue. Turn it around in vice tie the tail by wrapping and UV it so no knot to fuss with. Twist tail right and flare it then UV the flare. Trim tail and horn on head. Use brush and Solarez the head and fibers well back some, harden. Sharpie the segments. The melted mono, glass bead eyes made up ahead of time and UV again when torching the head to guarantee.

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Goggled "supreme fiber shrimp how too" but I don't dub the bottom or leave loose fibers out the back. No rattle either. Microskiff site may be better way for some
https://www.microski...ructions.45550/

Here's the one I went buy but leave the dubbing off soaks up resin kills the hook bite
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#6 DarrellP

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Posted 27 November 2018 - 07:05 AM

Thanks! I have been trying to find a crustacean pattern that doesn't have a million parts or steps. It could also be a crawdad with just a little modification.
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Posted 27 November 2018 - 10:05 AM

Here's my Cdads with the fiber and glass rattles. Push the fiber up when resining to get the "hump" of the mudbug.
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#8 DarrellP

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Posted 06 January 2019 - 05:52 AM

Do you ever tie them upside down to make them more weedless?
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