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Thread: The Development of a Lakenvlei Crab pattern.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shamwari View Post
    I have been thinking long and hard about this, has anyone tried crab patterns?
    ME 2!! but cant wait to see Redhumpies "crap" that he needed.:
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    Come on Korrie. Can't leave us hanging like this. Just some photos please. It's nearly stream season, then there'll be no time for stillwater crabs.

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    Hi Mike

    been hectic this side.
    have some serious tying planned for next week.
    WIll do a SBS of it.
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    a photo or 2, with some more changes.
    The Pinchers have more movement, after seeing another pattern.
    The legs with the "wire technique"
    The eyes are from Fishi

    I need to add a bit of color, but the permanent marker was dry, so will do that a bit later
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    Very very nice Korrie. Those pincers look like they'll have lovely movement.
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    Looks good Korrie. Out of interest have you tried casting and retrieving it? My experience with similar legs is that they are tippet twisters of note.

    Quote Originally Posted by Korrie View Post
    a photo or 2, with some more changes.
    The Pinchers have more movement, after seeing another pattern.
    The legs with the "wire technique"
    The eyes are from Fishi

    I need to add a bit of color, but the permanent marker was dry, so will do that a bit later
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    Have not tried with these legs, The soft rubber legs was no problem.
    I will do this afternoon, a bit of casting in a dam and check it out after 20 or 30 casts.
    If there is no twisting after 30 cast, it should be fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rols View Post
    Very very nice Korrie. Those pincers look like they'll have lovely movement.
    Rols
    I stole the pincher idea from another crab pattern, "for the movement"
    But with all the movement, I am not sure if the fish will take the crab pattern as a crab or just out of curiosity because of the movement.
    Guess I will never know.
    Guess the "GIS" principle should apply.
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    Nice one Korrie. Two suggestions if I may. The incorporation of a tiny swivel to eliminate tippet twist, and since crabs tend to crawl around sidewards, perhaps you could try rotating the hook 90 deg......unless you're fishing static that is, on a side drift.
    Last edited by Chris Shelton; 28-06-13 at 05:19 PM.
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    Hi Chris
    I tried the side ways crab pattern in my earlier versions, but it twisted the line, as it is very difficult to get the balance with an A symmetric pattern.
    For competitions, we cannot use swivels.
    the fish don't really mind if a crab is moving backwards.
    When a crab goes into defence mode, it stands on its legs and it faces the "enemy" almost rearing up.
    With the Dumb-bell eyes near the eye of the hook, it creates this "rearing" stance.
    Korrie Broos

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