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What I passed the time doing during Irene

Post  Charlie G. on 8/28/2011, 8:40 pm

Well I always wanted to tie a Crab Fly for fly fishing. I knew I would have a good deal of time on my hands during Irene so I desided to give it a go. I found a pic of one fly called a Crab Apple and went with the pattern. Most every thing is feathers on it but the eyes, foam body and the epoxy to coat the body.
What a project this was. It wasn't that easy to get all the feathers laying just so and even finding the right feathers from a Pheasant skin I had was a job.

Here's the first try


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It was tough getting the feathers on the back just right. They came out a little off center. When the feather would hit the epoxy that holds it in place it is a PIA getting it centered and keeping the barbs together. I wasn't happy with the first one so I set off to do another, plus the storm was just getting good by then.

So here's try number 2



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I like it better so I'm done tying crabs for now till I fish these to see how they do in the water. This is alot like plug building but much much smaller.

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I hope you enjoy them.
And all went well riding out the storm and doing these flies, thanks to a pizza and a few cigars fishing
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Post  smitty on 8/28/2011, 8:49 pm

awesome work.....top notch art....


 

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Post  Bluesfish on 8/28/2011, 10:10 pm

Very, Very well done CG!!!! HOPE IT LANDS YOU A BIG ONE!!!!!!





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Post  etch on 8/29/2011, 6:39 am

mad mad skills bro, wicked crabs, i cant even get a streamer fly to sit right mad confused confused Embarassed let alone try these cool cool

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Post  rocstar21 on 8/29/2011, 6:52 am

awesome C.G,
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Post  whitey on 8/29/2011, 10:04 pm

Glad it wasnt a picture of a soggy sock Nice flies

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Post  night tides on 8/29/2011, 11:59 pm

I'm not a fly guy Charlie but that is so good, I would bet thats a winner.

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Post  woodwker99 on 8/31/2011, 10:57 pm

real nice work. go get them.
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Post  FJR on 9/1/2011, 9:03 am

Wow those are really nice CG cheers cheers cheers well done !!!
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Post  handyman on 9/2/2011, 9:08 pm

charlie...........i see ya got the crabs..................nice work

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Post  Gremlin on 9/3/2011, 10:15 am

Very Nice job on those Charlie. Impressive to say the least.

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