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Flexo Crab

PostPosted:Sun Mar 01, 2020 9:27 am
by karstopo
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Been seeing these around some various sites, sometimes stuck in the jaw of some fish. I ordered up the tubing and tied a few of my own.

I struggled with these in general and specifically getting them to ride horizontally and hook point up in the water. Makes me wonder about some of the tying videos I’ve seen of these of these flexo crabs.

Ended up using a tiny amount of powdered tungsten to get them balanced and the hook to go point up. They actually look pretty good in the water. Went clawless on these, could add a claw later, not sure that’s a deal breaker with fish.

Thinking the pink ones might meet with success on whiting in the surf or the odd pompano.

Might be a dud, I’ve been there before too. Still, it’s fun to mess around with new materials.

Re: Flexo Crab

PostPosted:Sun Mar 01, 2020 8:18 pm
by kickingback
I like them! They will catch for sure! It's a challenge to tie a fly the exact way it was originally tied but variations are where you find the sweet spot. I would fish thos in a heartbeat! :clap:

Re: Flexo Crab

PostPosted:Mon Mar 02, 2020 12:14 pm
by Prof. Salt
They look good. Let us know what the fish think!

Re: Flexo Crab

PostPosted:Mon Mar 02, 2020 1:38 pm
by Ron Mc
no offense Prof, the fish respond to the operator of the fly more than its appearance.

Re: Flexo Crab

PostPosted:Mon Mar 02, 2020 2:58 pm
by Prof. Salt
Hey now, just because I was playing with realism on a pattern or two doesn't mean I can't appreciate a nice fly. I still fish a box full of Clousers! :D

Re: Flexo Crab

PostPosted:Mon Mar 02, 2020 5:57 pm
by karstopo
Size 2 fiddler types. Purple Micro glitter on the legs. I hate these crabs, lol. Image