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#1591 islander727

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Posted 04 March 2019 - 01:00 AM

Might actually get to fish the salt this year!

 

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#1592 DarrellP

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Posted 05 March 2019 - 06:17 AM

Is that a craft fur tail and dubbed body?
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#1593 islander727

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Posted 06 March 2019 - 10:40 AM

Is that a craft fur tail and dubbed body?


Pseudo hair and various E.P. Brushes.

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#1594 ct.custom

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Posted 26 April 2019 - 10:30 AM

Of all crab patterns i have experimented with... this is my all time favorite. They are cheap and quick to tye, dont retain much water, cast great and look awesome in the water... let me know what you think!

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#1595 chugbug27

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Posted 26 April 2019 - 01:02 PM

Looks great
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#1596 DarrellP

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Posted 20 July 2019 - 05:44 AM

Of all crab patterns i have experimented with... this is my all time favorite. They are cheap and quick to tye, dont retain much water, cast great and look awesome in the water... let me know what you think!

Is that a hook that has been "bent back" or is it an optical illusion?


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#1597 DarrellP

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Posted 07 August 2019 - 09:32 AM

Attempting to add a crab fly photo
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#1598 DarrellP

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Posted 07 August 2019 - 09:35 AM

Here it is, maybe

 

 

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#1599 DarrellP

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Posted 07 August 2019 - 09:37 AM

A group of crabs

 

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#1600 DarrellP

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Posted 07 August 2019 - 09:40 AM

I am tying them for Wounded Warriors.  I still need to trim them up a little  more and add a little color, perhaps.  Sorry, took the photos with my phone.  These were tied with latch hook yarn and banded marabou.  I modeled after a fleeing crab that I saw in Dr. Aaron Adams book A Fly Fisherman's Guide to Saltwater Prey.  They are on a number 4 Mustad tin plated saltwater hook that I found in an unopened box at a flea market.  Small lead eyes, Danville Mono thread and I superglued at almost every step for durability.  I like this style of fly, I guess started by Del Brown and Steve Huff's Merkin years ago.


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#1601 chugbug27

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Posted 07 August 2019 - 01:16 PM

Hey Darrell, is that a book you'd recommend? I've had my eye on it.
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#1602 DarrellP

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Posted 07 August 2019 - 09:13 PM

yes.  Both of his books are very good.


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#1603 chugbug27

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Posted 08 August 2019 - 12:05 AM

Thanks
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Posted 02 September 2019 - 10:41 PM

Classic colors from the Bob Pond Striper Swiper on a Joe Blados Crease Fly

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Posted 03 September 2019 - 04:42 PM

Classic colors from the Bob Pond Striper Swiper on a Joe Blados Crease Fly


Nice! That classic color can be the ticket for river snook at times. Especially in certain areas that get a lot of fishing pressure. They might see the classic red/white combo all day, but a red/yellow is not so common anymore. Good stuff Betty!