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Old 09-11-2006, 09:48 AM
josko josko is offline
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Crab vs shrimp flies for bonefish

I can't seem to get in the groove with crab flies for bonefish. I seem to get looks and not much more with crabs; my take/hookup percentage is much higher with shrimp flies. I've read that crabs should be manipulated much less, and I've tried stripping them every which way, from not at all to almost as fast as shrimp, but still, nothin' doin'.
I've watched the flats and selected reasonable combos, even going to store-bought flies such as beadys EP crabs, small Merkins, etc.

So, what's a good way to bring up one's crab fly bonefishing skills?
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