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    Default Velcro Crab

    Hi there

    Here is my version of the Velcro Crab.

    It swims like a champion.

    MC
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    Good looking.
    The 2 beads, is that to get the crab the right way up, on the bottom.
    Sort of a "catamaran keel"?
    Or a "caterpillar track"?
    Korrie Broos

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    Cool stuff Mc! Lyk soos Boner se 360˚ tour stand.
    Gerrit Viljoen

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    hi, like that design. should be able to crawl it right on the bottom without to many snaggs, trying for cob in the holes in the sundays etc.
    thanks for sharing

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    5 for me please....
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    Just thinking.
    wont the jam fly material, make more realistic cutout pinchers?
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    This pattern was tied to be coral proof as opposed to weed proof. When the keels hit a snag, the beads simply shift past the bend and the fly bounces over. The tungsten beads also provide the weight to sink the fly straight down.

    The idea behind the fly is to have a pattern which can be presented static while retaining some subtle movement. The zonker provides this. The fish will be alerted to the fly on landing or during the retrieve but it must stop once it's been spotted.

    The action on this fly is amazing. When retrieved - twitched - it moves into a horizontal position but on the pause the claws shoot up in a protective posture.

    Wicked........

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    what about a little bit of weight near the hook eye to make sure that the beads pull it back the right way and dont slide to the other side !!!

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    It always sits right. You just have to train them well........

    If they still don't listen, you can simply distribute the belly's sand & epoxy mix to form a slight lump on the hook eye side.

    Oh yes, it's critical to use sand from St. Francois atoll for the belly. Mixed with Pratley's Wonda Fix, it's the perfect colour.

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    ahh thats what I was doing wrong
    so blouberg sand is more plentiful but the wrong colour ??

    Nepps stand in line!!!

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    What ever you do never confuse Fishing With catching Fish !!!!
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