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Crab patterns

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Cris
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Crab patterns

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Post by Cris » Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:11 pm

To me flies are either tied to be as realistic as possible to work or they are a collection of stimulus colour/movement/trigger points that represents a food source
Crabs come in a huge variety of shapes sizes and colours even in a localised area
Do you think tying a multitude of more specific patterns is better or a few broader spectrum patterns in variety of sizes, colours?
Trying to improve my crab tying and the permit post got me thinking

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Re: Crab patterns

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Post by Paul Arden » Fri Jul 03, 2020 2:43 pm

It's a very good question Cris. I would be very surprised if you have to "match the hatch" in terms of crabs. I've caught permit on Clousers fished like crabs. But I simply don't know, but I'll know in about 15 years I reckon :D

One of my experiments will be a big leaded RFU fished like a crab. I've always believed that a smudge is better than a hard outline.

Looking forward to hearing thoughts from the experts.

Cheers, Paul
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