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Old 04-05-2013, 01:11 PM
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Default Re: Tarpon: Crabs vs. flies

Our favorite is the "Glow Whistler", especially in dark water. If the water is very clear we go with brighter flies (yellow/orange works well).

Hook: 4/0 -6/0 Satinless
Thread: Red or Black Kevlar or GSP
Tail: Red Crystal Flash
Over-tail: 12 Black Schlapen feathers (tied to flare)
Wing: Glow Flash-a-bou (glow in the dark)
Over-wing: Silver Flash-a-bou
Collar: Red Marabou
Eyes: Ex-Large lead dumbell, or 3/8 inch brass w/ holo eye stickers
Glue: ***important***we put super-glue on each layer, let dry well, then laquer with your favorite, I like "hard as hull".

I have a baseball game tonight, but I will get a photo on for you ASAP.

---------- Post added at 11:11 AM ---------- Previous post was at 11:08 AM ----------

Let me rephrase the glueing step: we super-glue each layer before wrapping in the next. Once the head is done we super glue that too. Once it is cured well, we go back and laquer the head.
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