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Nice Tys,
my ten cents is green is a good choice in nz  waters,  a good contrast.
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Crab flies are a bit of a mystery. Will's looks the goods and will catch fish. Your fly will catch plenty of fish too spearo but like a lot of crab patterns I wonder what the fish really sees. It's a nice tie. Maybe add some rubber legs in a criss cross fashion just in behind the eye. They are working well for me, even though my flies look nothing like crabs!
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Yeah I have played with quite a few variations and found that the more fluffy and less crab like seem to be the go. So not really sure what I am imatating but seems to have moderate success. I was in the mangroves around whangateau area the other week and saw the biggest shrimp I've ever seen was about 100mm long and 25 wide was quite a unit and tied this crab fly. With that in mind
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Sounds like you've got the Aussie greasy prawns there too. They are right through the Waitemata and are also reported as being thick in Whangarei Harbour. No doubt they're spreading. They're a powerful motivation for fish to feed inshore
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what colour were they spearo?
we had a hatch of pink ones in the Waitemata a couple of years back
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The one I saw was almost like the small transparent ones we have here all around our rocks. But it was a little greener. But I only. Had a glimpsing look at it before it buggered off.
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