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Monday, 1 May 2017

Velcro Crab

Step by step instructions for a very  effective  and versatile crab pattern.  The body provides a basic frame that you can add  various different claw and leg combinations to match the crabs where you are fishing.
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Materials Used
(suggested list)
Hook: Gamakatsu SL11-3H
Weight: lead dumbbells
Thread:  6/0 to match colour of crab
Body: Velcro (soft side) cut to crab shape
Legs: rubber legs, chenille or rubber bands
Claws: chenille,  cock hackle or rubber
Mouth parts: hackle fiber, marabou or similar
Eyes: EP crab eyes or similar
Belly: Epoxy mixed with white nail polish
Weed guard: Hard Nylon