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: Sili Skin Brown Crab

02-06-2004, 08:26 PM
Hook-1/0 Varivas
Thresd -White danville
Mouth- Tan Marabou
Eyes- 20 pond burnt mono
Body- Sili Slin- colored brown inside-foam for thickness, lead sheet wrap around hook.
Legs- Indian cock grizzly hackle tips
Claws- Pheasant neck
Tying Instructions
Cut ONE piece of sili skin so that you can fold over with a small piece of cut foam inside to build up the carapace..Cut a slit so you can push over the hook eye.Tie in your mouth. Place legs on to the sticky side of the sili skin. Fold over and secure except the front.. Push in claws and eyes. Press sili skin down to secure

02-06-2004, 11:51 PM
John, you must have ESP. For the last two days the same idea has been running thru my head while I do my job. I was thinking along the line of somthing like a merkin sandwiched in silli skin. Bye the way have you used that DNA stuff yet? I`ve got about 3 dozen tied with it , I like it a lot.

02-07-2004, 12:22 AM
Steve..I have a lot of the DNA and will use it for sand eels... what are tying it with?

02-07-2004, 12:52 AM
Same old, same old. Streamers, with everything over the shank. From 2" to 5".