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Thread: RAB - Step by Step

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    Quote Originally Posted by dlampert View Post
    A RAB is a good cranefly and Cape Dobsonfly imitation. A couple of years ago I was fishing the Holsloot when some dobsonflies started hatching. They looked exactly like a RAB as they fluttered weakly across the water. Besides that, it's a big juicy fly that fish will often move a large distance to eat.
    Now I learnt something, did a quick search on Google for cranefly and you can (with a little imagination) see a definite imitation!

    thank you Darryl A really nice fly by the way!
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    I have a few issues with the RAB. admitedly, I hardly ever fish it, so I am opening myself up to a right slagging (what's new)
    Sure it is supposed to be an awesome fly, and thats the problem. I get the impression that it's one of those WTF flies, where in certain conditions it simply is deadly, but only in certain conditions. It's something like "help I can't match the hatch, so let's try a RAB" bang! fish on "Wow, I've cracked the code, what an awesomew angler am I"
    How many people ever knew that it is supposed to imitate the crane fly? I certainly didn't. I still thing it's cheating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andre View Post
    How many people ever knew that it is supposed to imitate the crane fly? I certainly didn't. I still thing it's cheating.
    Have you ever seen a dobsonfly (sp?), I would be willing to hazard a guess (seeing there are no absolutes in fishing ) that trout either take a RAB for a dobsonfly imitation, or just take it opportunistically. Although I think a dobsonfly could be part of the cranefly family suborder Nematocera?

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    Last edited by nkula_nkula; 19-04-08 at 12:32 PM.
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    The RAB is a broad spectrum imitator, ranging from craneflies through to mayflies and many other diptera, but it is also an attractor pattern!

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    I have not tied my own flies yet but this presentation sure makes me want to try it! Looks great!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dlampert View Post
    Here is a quick and dirty step by step for a Poodle RAB.
    Hi darryl

    Why is it called a poodle rab?

    Thanks Liam
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andre View Post
    Try "red arsed bastard"
    Or "Rough and Bouyant"?
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    Quote Originally Posted by nkula_nkula View Post
    Hi darryl

    Why is it called a poodle rab?

    Thanks Liam
    Because it's tied so big that it won't fit in a fly box - you typically attach a leash to it and walk it next to you until you need it
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    Quote Originally Posted by nkula_nkula View Post
    Hi darryl

    Why is it called a poodle rab?

    Thanks Liam
    Because it was tied by a b1tch...
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