Slinky Fiber Blue Crab - Fly Fishing Forum
>> Archive: Bonefish/Tarpon Flies Flats candy, mangrove magic

Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
Old 02-02-2004, 04:33 PM
striblue's Avatar
striblue striblue is offline
President of CAC
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Plymouth and Chatham, MA
Posts: 7,518
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.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	bustercrab 002.jpg
Views:	478
Size:	36.2 KB
ID:	2874  
Reply With Quote

Quick Reply

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.

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

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

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Blue crab juro Fitness & Favorite Recipes 2 12-02-2010 01:07 PM
Blue Crab - Use of paint striblue >> Archive: Striper (etc) Flies 6 12-29-2003 12:25 PM
Blue Crab--flats striblue >> Archive: Bonefish/Tarpon Flies 3 03-05-2003 03:10 PM
Blue Crab---#2 striblue >> Archive: Striper (etc) Flies 6 12-26-2002 09:06 AM
Crab Apple- Green Crab and Blue Crab striblue >> Archive: Striper (etc) Flies 3 11-30-2002 08:13 PM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:33 AM.

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