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Old 02-25-2002, 09:11 PM
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crab patterns & legs

I'm attemptiong to make foam body crabs - I've seen a couple guys using rubber bands for legs and I tried maribou (less than fully satisfied with results).

I'm wondering what else is being used to imitate legs & claws on small crabs (size 1, 1/0 flies). Yes, I'll probably end up with rubber bands but if there's something more realistic (and less jig-like) I'd like to try it.

If it helps: I'm trying to imitate a crab in a non-threatened pattern will "swim" close to a real crab when retrieved (meaning the eyes are perp to the hook eye)

TIA,
TMS
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