Posted By: Bones72
Shades of shad and molecrabs - 09/08/19 11:59 PM
Did these up in anticipation of next years sandbass runs. I might be a little early. I kinda picture running two or three of them on a six or seven foot leader with clousers placed about twelve to eighteen inches apart on three feet or so of tippet. It would be sort of like the shad darts I remember back home.
Then there are these . Still trying to perfect a technique for doing them. The step are easy enough but there are variables working against doing the same thing every time. McFlyfoam can be the same length and width and still those fibers seem to go where they want. Any deviance in the pressure in the thread wraps or just how it is held to carve the shape out gives a variations. They are still fun even if time consuming. All steps go quick until its time to make the shape. You'd think that would go quick a few snips or cuts and there should be a crab. Its not a complex shape but it can get out of hand. I have a dozen or so new flies in the coffee can collection for recycle. I started dipping the ends of the chenille legs in fingernail polish to help with fraying. The larger
chenille seems to want to shed even when melted back.
What are ya'll tying?