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: Seven CA Carapaces


striblue
03-21-2004, 09:32 AM
Here are 7 Crab apple carapaces done in 7 different feather application. The top three are green, olive and light green basic saddle hackles. The middle tan micro turkey fleck, Indian Hen saddle speckled brown, and creme mallard flank. The bottom one is cream indian hen saddle. The claws can be cut to match the carapace and there is no limit as to what you can use for legs.

SDHflyfisher
03-31-2004, 04:57 PM
how big are those usually

gives me an idea for some crawdad patterns

striblue
03-31-2004, 08:14 PM
I would say a bit larger than a dime... but you can go as large as a nickel to a quarter.

SDHflyfisher
03-31-2004, 08:17 PM
wow those are tiny but perfect for a small crawdad pattern

ok next question how do you make those exactly and how are they attached to the hooks

striblue
03-31-2004, 08:22 PM
I will have to post a step by step.

SDHflyfisher
03-31-2004, 08:22 PM
thanks john