|05-14-2011 05:01 PM|
I hadn't posted it till after our lunch. Glad you found your chest pack!
|05-14-2011 04:38 PM|
Somehow I missed your post on the crab fly. I guess after we talked about it at lunch, I was more alert to the posting. Pretty cool and creative!!! I guess this is another pattern I need to learn how to tie.
|05-14-2011 04:10 PM|
|bruce.campo||Jon - really good stuff here. What material are you using again? Have you tired this patter with clouser eyes? I'd be concerned the fly won't flip and ride hook up (asuming it is supposed to).|
|05-12-2011 09:45 PM|
Thanks, this method I've been developing over the last couple of years, UV acrylics kind of brought it all together.
|05-12-2011 09:11 PM|
|Dble Haul||Very nice step by step with the pictures.|
|05-12-2011 06:59 PM|
Crab on a loop
So here's how to make a crab quickly.
Tie in some marabou at the bend and wrap up around so it points upward.
Tie in some rubber legs so they point straight up.
Wrap some .035 wire from a point opposite the hook point all the way to the eye, saturate with glue then cover with floss.
Form a loop and bring the thread forward.
I use a gallows to hold the loop, it makes life easier, comb out some EP or similar fibers and insert in the loop keeping them as parallel as possible and spin the loop.
Palmer the loop forward while teasing the fibers back so you don't wind over them, tie off at the head and tie in some rubber legs, whip finish.
Tease out the fibers and comb them out into a flat shape, then put UV acrylic along the hook top and bottom to hold fibers in place.