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When you have some, start with a strip about 1/2” wide, fold in half lengthwise, tie it in on top of the hook shank, back to the bend of the hook, then return your thread back to within 1/8 to 1/16” of the hook eye then allow the strip to open before pulling it back over where it’s tied and capturing it with a few turns of thread… just behind the eye of the hook.

That’s all there is to making the back of the crab or mussel shell using furry foam.  Don’t know about other sources for it but it’s been offered to shops and other wholesale customers by Wapsi Fly for years [email protected]@

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18 minutes ago, Capt Bob LeMay said:

When you have some, start with a strip about 1/2” wide, fold in half lengthwise, tie it in on top of the hook shank, back to the bend of the hook, then return your thread back to within 1/8 to 1/16” of the hook eye then allow the strip to open before pulling it back over where it’s tied and capturing it with a few turns of thread… just behind the eye of the hook.

That’s all there is to making the back of the crab or mussel shell using furry foam.  Don’t know about other sources for it but it’s been offered to shops and other wholesale customers by Wapsi Fly for years [email protected]@

Thanks Bob.

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