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: Blue Crab - Use of paint

12-28-2003, 03:35 PM
Here is a Blue crab that I saw in a Journal. The carapace is flat foam then buit up chunk of foam... legs are as you see them and claws have a cover of soft body as does the swimmerttes... Epoxy, then paint...swimmerettes are indian cock hackles with soft body, them cut to shape then paint then covered with soft body..joints of the smimmerettes have black dividing line... the front of the carapace has a plastic strip cut for carapace shell teeth. ..Feelers are painted 45 pound mono and eyes are burnt mono. Hook is imbedded (word of 2003) in the chunk foam

12-28-2003, 04:12 PM
John -

You've outdone yourself! That makes me wanna go break out the old bay and a cold heferweissen.

Nice... I'll take a dozen.

12-28-2003, 04:27 PM
Whoa, very nice; too nice to fish with!

12-28-2003, 11:07 PM
:D :D :D

12-29-2003, 08:08 AM
Ironman you should be a sculptor and sell your creations to the rich ascot crowd. Great work" you da man" as the kids say. Keep up the good work.
FishHawk:D :devil:

12-29-2003, 11:48 AM
That's unbelievable... it really is too nice to fish with. Any overcoating on the carapace?

12-29-2003, 12:25 PM
Yes...Hard as Hull... I will try it this summer though just to see if I can get some finicky Bass to lower it's guard.