Few years back, when I was fishing in Maldives... one of my buddy caught a big GT on a really shinny crab pattern... and the best thing is.. that shinny crab pattern landed many bonefish and different species in Maldives.
since that day, I've been wondering ... why..??? No answer..
Maybe they like to go disco... 😂
Found one of this tubing which was sent to me by Deer Creek in the drawer the other day, and immediately I know I found the right material for my own 'Bling Bling' Shinny crab pattern..
Wooooow.. lets go party... it's DISCO time..!!
Flexibody Tube - Deer Creek
Crabby eye or any mono epoxy eye
ICE Dubbing and Rabbit fur -hot spot and some movement
Zonker strip leather - as the pincer
Gamakatsu SL12S size 2
long and fine Dubbing from Semperfli as base
Picture step by step tying instructions
Prepare the thread base, tie in the dumbbell
Tie in some ICE dubbing
Tie in the Flexibody tubing
Tie in some Rabbit fur
Tie in a pair of eye
Tie in the pincer
Turn over and tie in some orange colour dubbing ( as eggs )
Now tie in the 1st pair of rubber legs
Turn it over again and tie in the base colour in V tie technique
Tie in the 2nd pair of rubber legs
Repeat the above steps with the rubber legs and base dubbing
View from below with all the rubber legs tie in
Now spread the tubing and flattens it and tie it down near the hook eye
Trim the tubing and the bubbing
Drop some UV resin and dry it with UV light, this will help fix your legs position
Apply a thin coat of UV resin to the edge on the tubing to fix the shape
and it's ready to party...
Playing with different base colour, you can create different colour or crab pattern that suit to the party mood... 😂😂😂
Cheers and have fun tying...