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Old 01-19-2003, 01:04 PM
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Blue Crab with Olive golden Pheasant carapace

Not sure if this pic is that good, But I am going to tie these smaller ..no more than an inch wide an jusy under an inch long... the carapace is actually olive from the olive neck feather of a golden pheasant. feathers on legs and claws are highlighted with a little blue.
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Old 01-20-2003, 03:02 PM
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Striblue - question: I don't suppose that you'd consider sending me one or two of those crab flies to have a look at? I can tie most patterns with no trouble, but for some reason crab patterns give me a fit. Name your price if you're game. Thanks!

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Old 01-20-2003, 03:34 PM
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Hey, I think that's the one that bit my kid at the show on Saturday. Don't let John fool you, these things are real. I think he tried to sedate them with really expensive scotch before placing them on display, but one of them woke up. I thought they looked to good to be imitations.:hehe:
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Old 01-20-2003, 04:57 PM
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Thanks again... I could send some if you want....or e-mail a or post a step by step..
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Old 01-20-2003, 05:28 PM
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I'm better off actually holding one in my hand and looking at it, although step-by-step obviously will help. Shall I e-mail you to work out the particulars?
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Old 01-21-2003, 09:03 AM
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I don't have many, but when I do i will send one to you.
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Old 01-21-2003, 09:12 AM
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Great, thanks so much!
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Old 01-21-2003, 02:33 PM
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Ah Ha! Maybe a touch of proof about the

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I don't have many, but when I do i will send one to you.
sedated crab mentioned above. So Strub's secrete is out: he injects real crabs/fish with a cheap single malt and coats them with epoxy. You tricky devil!!!!
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Old 01-21-2003, 02:43 PM
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Hey John,

Another amazing tie.

Question for you - where do you keep all of your flies before they go out on the water with you? I'm looking for a cheap storage system as I am currently tying a year's worth of trout flies for 2003 season...

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Old 01-21-2003, 03:03 PM
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Actually Dave..I store my flies in Nick S's boxes I have been fortunate enough to accumulate.. but I am now using most of them for fly tying material.
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Old 01-21-2003, 03:05 PM
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This time of year my tying desk is a disorganized mess of fur feathers and a few errant hooks...would hate to see what YOURS looks like :hehe:
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Dave,
I've got access to some plastic boxes if you want. Email me if you want the details. They're about 7x11x1.5".

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Old 01-21-2003, 05:01 PM
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Fred E.. what a great idea... how about scrounging around beach and finding small crab carapaces and gluing them on... I mean it would be part fly and part bait..but not the tasty part..just the shell.. yes ,that's the ticket... a whole new flyfishing industry!!!! I can see it now.. "Morin's hybrid fly Catalog", Wow.. why didn't I think of it? HHHMMM..HYBRID flies.... It has a ring to it... All the fly shops.. "hey Mr., you got any new hybrids?"..."Ya..inbetween the tied flies and the bait..over there"... I got to go now .... (Well, no bait at the fly shops..but still!!!!)
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