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 Post subject: Crab at the Orvis Store
PostPosted: July 24th, 2007, 2:38 pm 
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No, not the tweed jacket, moustache sporting, pipe smoking trout guy--

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It was tied using braided material like the Cave Wobbler, except it was monofilament. The braid was pinched and tied at both ends, so that the weave would stay open, and the body was hollow. It was not epoxied, so it should land very softly in the grass.


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 Post subject: Re: Crab at the Orvis Store
PostPosted: July 25th, 2007, 7:10 am 
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Woody,

That is a nice looking fly. It appears to be a variation of Bob Veverka's "Capt. Crabby". The recipie for Capt. Crabby on page 55 of Dick Brown's Bonefish Fly Patterns calls for "corsair tubing". I have tried to use the available tubing from the local fly shops, but they do not "collapse" properly. I think that Jack Gartside uses this type of tubing and can be purchased from him on his website.....I just haven't done this.

The tubing is pierced through the center and kept at the bend of the hook. Then the two ends are bent back around and tied near the hook eye, collapsing on itself when bent.

Thanks for the post and pic.

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 Post subject: Re: Crab at the Orvis Store
PostPosted: July 25th, 2007, 7:29 am 
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Very interesting crab fly design Woods! Thanks for sharing that! There appears to be a loop tied on the bend of the hook. I wonder what the deal is with that? I suppose it's some special type of new weed guard design?

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 Post subject: Re: Crab at the Orvis Store
PostPosted: July 25th, 2007, 10:21 am 
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This pattern takes both bones and permit. A buddy of mine uses them all the time in the bahamas. Note: If you buy it from orvis, the colors either fade of wash out in a day or so. Also, the tubing is available from Orvis and Umpqua, I think. On trick we used to do is to actually iron the round tube to make it lay flat, then pinch it together and push it at the fore and aft hook shank.


 
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 Post subject: Re: Crab at the Orvis Store
PostPosted: October 1st, 2012, 7:01 pm 
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is the orvis store a full service fly shop thanks
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 Post subject: Re: Crab at the Orvis Store
PostPosted: October 8th, 2012, 3:36 am 
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Hi Gavin,

This was a fly that Woody saw during his travels and not a local store. It was, I believe, a full service Orvis only store. However, something similar might be at the local shop.

Good luck.

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