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 Post subject: Simple crab patterns
PostPosted: December 19th, 2017, 1:43 pm 
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I've got a bunch of Gotcha's and Crazy Charlies tied for my trip to the bahamas this coming spring and will now turn my attention to tying a simple crab pattern. I say simple as I'm not the best tyer so if anyone has any ideas please let me know.

Ken


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 Post subject: Re: Simple crab patterns
PostPosted: December 19th, 2017, 3:51 pm 
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Quarter size and nickel sized Velcro tabs. Pig simple, and with wiggly rubber legs they actually do work well.

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 Post subject: Re: Simple crab patterns
PostPosted: December 19th, 2017, 10:16 pm 
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Pop's Bonefish Bitters is really simple if you don't mind working with epoxy. You could probably tie them without the epoxy and just bead chain or lead eyes and they'd be just as effective.

Don't forget some small clousers.

https://diyfishing.com/2013/09/05/bonef ... h-bitters/


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 Post subject: Re: Simple crab patterns
PostPosted: December 20th, 2017, 12:50 pm 
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Jeff Reardon wrote:
Pop's Bonefish Bitters is really simple if you don't mind working with epoxy. You could probably tie them without the epoxy and just bead chain or lead eyes and they'd be just as effective.

Don't forget some small clousers.

https://diyfishing.com/2013/09/05/bonef ... h-bitters/


Bitters without epoxy work for carp, which some have called the freshwater equivalent of bonefish. They're pretty easy to tie, with or without epoxy.

The Merkin crab is another easy pattern to tie. I tied a bunch before going to Cuba last spring, but never had a chance to test them on the flats after the local fishery manager tried to extort money from my fiance and I.

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