July fly salon: Crustaceans

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  1. Pat Lat

    Pat Lat Mad Flyentist

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    That's right, fresh or salty, big or small, any type, lets see em all.

    I love these types of patterns, so lets see your best crab, shrimp, prawn, scud, crawdad, or even lobster:)

    Fly salon winner picks next months theme, so on and so forth.

    Can't wait to see them all.
     
  2. JonT

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    About time for some salty stuff!
     

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    Pat Lat Mad Flyentist

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    Holy shit, those are nice
     
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    That tiny shrimp looks so real that its unreal!
     
  5. stilly stalker

    stilly stalker Tuna sniffer

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    squid isnt a crustacean!!!! Disqualified, and youd better send me that fly so I can put it to good use
     
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  6. JonT

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    Thanks dudes. Some of my Florida leftovers.
     
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    stilly stalker Tuna sniffer

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    got a SBS for that squid-let fly? Id fish the shit out of that down here
     
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  8. JonT

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    I'll cook one up and SBS it when I get back to my vise. Main ingredients: rubber strips, krystal flash, my dog's hair, styrofoam and thick Loon UV glue.
     
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    stilly stalker Tuna sniffer

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    dog hair!!!! SWEET
    Ill substitute cat hair.
     
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    I'm gonna cheat and reuse my fly from the march salon

    The internal crawdad artery

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    stilly stalker Tuna sniffer

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    Ill post some pics tonight. I tie a lot of merkin style crab flies for surf fishing here, along with some shrimp patterns and ghost shrimp patterns
     
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    great theme
     
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    I'm way outta my league, but I want to start participating in the salon as a way to challenge myself and learn. All opinions and advice very welcome. Here is a crawdad I just tied up to try for some big bows I killing crawdads on the east side the other day. Hope it will fish.
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  14. JonT

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    Looks good, is it weighted?
     
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    Thanks! Yea, really heavily wrapped lead under the body.
     
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    Not generally recognized as crustaceans, isopod species occur in both salt and fresh water. They are also the only crustacean to have evolved a purely dry land form; the familiar wood louse or pill bug. The pickle bug (Idotea wosnesenskii) is a common inhabitant of kelp forests and eelgrass beds along the Pacific coast and in Puget Sound. The common name comes from its color and shape, something like a small dill pickle, though its color is dependent on its environment and may vary from olive green to reddish-brown and even black. Up to 1 1/2 inches in length, this crustacean is a good swimmer and a favorite prey of many species of fish. It has seven pairs of fleshy legs along the margins of its dorso-ventrally compressed body and two prominent antennae.

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    That is one good looking crawdad!!
     
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    They might be shrimp. I'll be stripping them fast for big bull reds at month's end.
     

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    A couple from retirement
     

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