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Bjorn 10-18-2010 05:17 PM

Enrico's Tarpon Crab on a circle hook
 
OK, so, I saw this and I thought "I could do that."

http://store.theflyshop.com/catalog/images/949F_10.jpg

Here's my question... I am tying with a circle hook that appears to be a little off-set... Is that going to really screw up how it swims?

I hope it is OK to put that link up... I do it to illustrate what I'm going for, not as an attempt to sell anything.

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juro 10-18-2010 05:26 PM

No worries I replaced it.

Bjorn 10-18-2010 06:32 PM

Cheers. Any thought on the circle hook being offset and the impact of how it might swim?

petevicar 10-19-2010 03:24 AM

The best thing is to try it. Normally you should test crab flies for how fast they sink but I understand this one should sink very slowly.
Tie one up and the attach it to some leader and drag it through the bath tub, obviously with water in it.
There you will get your answer.

It is always a good idea to test a new crab pattern before use.

BigDave 10-19-2010 08:25 AM

That fly could be devastating on the bay flats.

Bjorn 10-19-2010 08:05 PM

Bath time might get interesting for my 3 year old tonight...

gunner 12-19-2010 07:48 PM

Did you fish it yet? How'd it do?
Where'd you find the pic; I did a search for "enrico's tarpon crab" and got nothing but this thread?

teflon_jones 12-27-2010 11:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gunner
Did you fish it yet? How'd it do?
Where'd you find the pic; I did a search for "enrico's tarpon crab" and got nothing but this thread?

If you right click on the picture you can see the site it's being "borrowed" from. ;)


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