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    Hi Guys,

    Thought it would be informative and helpful if we share pics of fish/organisms we aim to imitate in the salt. Often there are different colour variations (prawns etc.) between different estuarine and saltwater systems etc.

    A Breede Prawn - small one, about 6cm.





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    Some mullet from the sea, Pearly Beach. Approx 10cm.



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    A Stilbaai Granddaddy mudprawn.



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    Took some photos of these little river crabs also from Stilbaai.
    Grunter go mad for them and chase after them in amongst the grass.
    Just to confirm I caught a few and put them on and caught three grunter in 5 casts.


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    Cool Occie, looks like a different smaller species than the Breede one below? Have a client who fishes the marshes in Stilbaai, opposite the slip, and that is the only bait he fishes.





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    Sandprawn Hermanus lagoon





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    Ja thats where I always fish.
    Looks probably like they are a different species. The ones in Stilbaai are def. darker and by the picture there eyes are sitiuated at a different position.
    There are litrally thousands of them in between the grass.
    Got a few ideas im going to try out but not the easiest of creatures to make a realistic imitation of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by occie View Post
    Took some photos of these little river crabs also from Stilbaai.
    Grunter go mad for them and chase after them in amongst the grass.
    Just to confirm I caught a few and put them on and caught three grunter in 5 casts.

    My first attempt at imitating one of these crabs.
    Not the best picture.
    Also tied a goby and prawn.





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    For a first attempt, it is a good start.
    The pinchers on the one side might get your fly to spin.
    Try tying it facing either backwards or forwards.
    When a crab defends itself, it will be facing the attacker and move slowly backwards.
    So it might be a good idea to have the pinchers to the bend of the hook
    Korrie Broos

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