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PostPosted: Thu Jun 10, 2010 7:23 pm    Post subject: Capricious Crustacean... Reply with quote
Since we all know that "Stripahs" never eat crabs... ['get stuck on the way down!?]...
well, maybe sometimes...

I never carry any of these while I'm phlogging the phlatz...



I added a few wraps of lead to enhance the small bumb bell...









I use a bobbin threader to run the legs into the body and "spot weld" everything in place with the Tuffleye FLEX...


The pheasant phether "claws" are stuffed into the mesh and welded in place...
the small feather tip trimmings are welded in as rear swimmer legs...

'a little marker pen to add some local colour...

To better mimmic the look of ninja toe biters, I've sprinkled some fine sand recovered from my wading
booties over uncured acrylic UV FREE ZONE Tuffleye FLEX to enhance texture and appearance...
The UV FREE visible BLUE light safely seals the deal...

'Tyed conservatively, the wimpy negative ballast will cause a gentle swim to the safety of the bottom...
I prefer a clear intermediate line... with no startling distinctive black fly line laying on the sand to inspire a paranoia attack...
In shallow water, "Striped predarors" are already very cautious and spooky!
A slow retrieve and occasional twitch to spark the interest of approaching diners worksforme...
'Just try to stay tight or at least in contact with the fly...
Under ideal conditions, the TAKE can be quite pleasingly "visual"...
GAME ON!



and now you literally have an inspirational case of CRABZ...

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 30, 2010 4:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
'Went to the Bear's Den and Scott had Centipede Legs... [and did he look strange!]
'always seem to find stuff that I didn't know I needed or already had... [or does it find me?]
'Same basic idea... some different colours...
Now I need to find some patience to twitch these properly like a paranoid crustacean...
[it's NOT paranoia if they really ARE trying to get you!]






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PostPosted: Fri Dec 31, 2010 4:03 am    Post subject: Capricious Crustacean 5.0... Reply with quote
More often than knot, after tying I'll continue to ponder the resultz and refine the process...
This is the latest in the "evolution"... Capricious Crustacean 5.0 ?!
anyway...
Basically the same except...
there's some fox fore and aft, smaller nipperz, more pronounced swimmerz, four [4] legz each side, and a more subtle colour applied to the Arabian sand infused Bug-Bond acrylic on the carapace back...
This sort'a pheels a bit like a phinal edition... but I know better...

you can almost distinguish the dumb bell that encourages proper orientation...



and beside all that, I'm likin' the centipede legz...

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 26, 2011 2:57 pm    Post subject: J-Vise phree style therapy tying... Reply with quote
calico schrimp /cocktail crustacean...
playin' around with a "double wide" large bead chain application...
'more robust lower CG mass and a phat phootprint...
'Buck tail mixed with DNA olive w/phlash to shroud the ugly bottom...
then I turned it right-side-up and added more of the same to form a sparse body...
and phinished off with the phlank pheatherz phuselage...
What with the wing phluff up top [aerodynamic drag] and the weight down low [strategic CG]... this just may swim and bottom hop...
'considering a tan conservative muted version for the phlatz...
'weshallsee...






'Buzy phingerz variation on a theme...
multiple personality disorder decapod crustacean part deux...











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