July fly salon: Crustaceans

Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by Pat Lat, Jul 1, 2014.

  1. Preston

    Preston Active Member

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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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  3. JonT

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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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  5. JonT

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    A couple from retirement
     

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    The Black Prawn
    The Jumbo Krill
    and The Shrimp Boat Captain

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    stilly stalker Tuna sniffer

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    Those are bad ass
     
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    SaltyCutt Beach Bum

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    All great ties guys, inspiring stuff. I'd throw them all
     
  9. JonT

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    Nice ones
     
  10. tackleman

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    Kelvin - please, please, please!!!!
    A little bit of tying info for the Jumbo Krill and the Shrimpboat Captain.
    They're great looking patterns!
     
  11. kelvin

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    I made the eyes myself with 30 lb mono a bead and epoxy
    crystal flash antenna & bucktail
    some more buck tail, the rest is mixed dubbing in a loop and palmered slappen and/or large saddle hackle
    there is also a wire or mono rib
    I think they are on stealhead irons cause that's what I swing them for
    they work for sea runs as well
    Bass think they are crawdads... at least that's what the last bass I asked said before I let him go said
    They also work on large trout
    a smaller version works well for rezzies in winter

    I would like to add
    I know everything there is to know about da shrimpin' busniness
     
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  12. tackleman

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    You must be 'Da Shrimp Man' cuz those are fine lookin bugz!
    Its a theme I'll be using this summer.
    Thanks!
     
  13. kelvin

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    what August's theme?
     
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  14. Pat Lat

    Pat Lat Mad Flyentist

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    Oh ya, forgot. Pretty obvious winner to me on this one.
    JonT for bot the crab and the little transluscent shimp dealio.
    Awesome flys dude. Pick a theme for august if you'd like.
     
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  15. tinman207

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    +1 for JonT...killer ties.