Blue Crab
Tied by: Bill Trublubug Southeastern PA, US
Bill Trublubug

Bill Trublubug
5 years ago

Would appreciate some feedback please. A friend asked me to come up with a blue crab fly. This is my first attempt. Please let me know what you think. Thanks.

#crab #saltwater

Bill Trublubug
5 years ago

Forgot to add my friends request included the need to have the fly appear to be raising its claws in a defensive position so I used foam for the claws rather than feathers.

Martin Fabricius
5 years ago

Looks very nice! Nice details

Bill Trublubug
5 years ago

Thanks Martin. I'm hoping for some critical analysis and suggestions. The knotted legs didn't come out real well in the photo

Mark Miller
5 years ago

I really don't see a downside. If I had to offer some criticism, it would be to ease off the blue toward the back end of the body. At least where I do my salt fishing, it isn't as pronounced. Other than that...

Bill Trublubug
5 years ago

Thanks Mark. I was hoping for exactly that kind of expert advice.

David B Haines Jr
5 years ago

Have you tried making it a tube? I'm just thinking from a hook throwing stand point

Bill Trublubug
5 years ago

David, I haven't tried that but can't see why a tube shouldn't work.

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