12-24-2003, 03:03 PM
Thought I would tye a swimming Crab Apple. I am not sure it is a necessary fly... But this one has a very small foam chip under everything where the legs are attached... the carapace is two Pheasant Neck feathers without epoxy. Just layed on top with goop. The claws poke though the carapace feathers The rest of the fly is basically the same material as the original crab apple. I will tye one with the legs going all in one direction to actually show it swimming...so this one may be more apt to be a drift fly.