Crab flies

yucatan adventure…

Local angler and fishing buddy, John Whitaker lands a nice baby tarpon on one of my new Pinched Crab prototypes a few weeks ago in the southern Yucatan.

Local angler and fishing buddy, John Whitaker lands a nice baby tarpon on one of my new Pinche crab prototypes a few weeks ago in the southern Yucatan. Seemed like this tarpon liked it. Click to enlarge. Photo courtesy  of John Whitaker.

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As soon as I am comfortable with how this fly swims I will post a step by step. Still working out the kinks… 🙂

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the prescription!

I just sent out a few of my Sili-Crabs to a good buddy back east to target permit on the flats. These crabs legs are hand crafted out of a artist woodcut block, sprayed with release and then poured with a fast cure silicon. I can color them silicone pigments or after they cure with water-proof markers. Once the legs are made the rest of the fly is pretty easy to finish. I will try to put up a tying sequence soon. My inspiration for these realistic crabs were the Hiromi crabs which set the bar for crab flies a few years back. Hiromi hand cut the legs for his crabs individually out of rubber gloves. My tend to be a little more production style. When I do the article on these I will show how these can be weighted in various ways.

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