Fly Fishing Forum - Reply to Topic
>> Archive: Bonefish/Tarpon Flies Flats candy, mangrove magic

Thread: Slinky Fiber Blue Crab Reply to Thread
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Fly Fishing Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Home Waters
Your home waters
Current Favorite Fly
If you only had one... (change anytime)


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options
Rate Thread
If you like, you can add a score for this thread.

Topic Review (Newest First)
02-05-2004 12:34 PM
striblue It's a fiber similar to super hair except thinner and kinkier..if that is helpful.... it is similar to Neer hair and puglisi fibers only thicker and easy to work with.... I simply buttered the entire fly as in the second picture until it set with soft body, instead of softex since I would prefer using softbody instead of softex. Then I tinkered with it.. it became rubbery and I "squeezed" in into shape..flattening and squeezing... then took scissors and cut it to shape... then squeezed and flattenned to finsih it off.... after a couple hours it set more ridgedly.
02-05-2004 12:06 PM
nevada caster
crab pattern

I am not familiar with slinky. It that the fiber that you used? Where do you get it? Did you use Softex as the only binder/coating?
02-02-2004 04:34 PM
striblue .... here is what your hook can look like when you put in the initial material...simple!
02-02-2004 04:33 PM
Slinky Fiber Blue Crab

Here is a slinky blend crab. You can use other similar material.. This is an easy crab to tye and would come in as many colors as you have slinky blend. I did this as a tropical blue crab. The two fiber colors I used was sea mist green and seaweed green topping. The second picture is what this looks like with your easy initial applications .. This has a dumbbell weight. So not a lot of material. This is similar to the Bonefish Buster Crab..but that one is done with Yarn and goop.(If you work with goop you need to use photoflo so you can work it into the material.) Once you have your initial bunches tied in ,you soak the material in softbody (or softex)... once this is set.. it's easy to just cut it to shape by cutting the shape of the crab... not a ton of material and I think will give the cruchy feel. I will do some of these in brown and try them out this summer. BTW- the eyes are in there and are the ball and string kind.

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:22 PM.

vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright (All Rights Reserved)