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furnace hackle crab

post #1 of 28
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A quick and easy fly I tie for black drum/redfish in my area. It's just a big mess of furnace hackles palmered onto a#4 SL11-3h with brass/lead eyes.



post #2 of 28
Very Nice!
post #3 of 28
Very Nice!! I love quick easy flies that work.
post #4 of 28
I love simple stuff that works. That is a great tie.
post #5 of 28
That would work over here in the UK, for the bass.

Nice tie.

Dai
post #6 of 28
Perfect! Very nice. Simple is best,
post #7 of 28
BRAVO-ZULU[well done].Match the bottom and you could fish that anywhere.Lighter on the flats ,that one along the grass beds the bass on the Cape will crush that
post #8 of 28
Love the simplicity. I might have to try that this year myself, still haven't done any fishing with crab patterns despite them being all over the place.

Whats a furnace hackle though?
post #9 of 28
Job well done!
post #10 of 28
Local- very nice job.



South shore



"Furnace" is used to describe a hackle color where the feathers are brown with a black center along the stem line the length of the feather. Some other terms used to describe hackle colors with black center stripes:



"Silver badger" white or cream with a black center line



"Golden badger" ginger with a black center line
post #11 of 28
I like the furnace hackle, I have had good luck with the same pattern tied with tan grizzly hackles on size 1 and 1/0 hooks, I just add a couple of strands of rootbeer krystal flash in between the splayed hackle tips. It is one of my go to patterns (along with Borski's slider and fur shrimp) for big Keys bones, and is my primary fly when the chance to cast to a permit is available.
post #12 of 28
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Originally Posted by theshadow View Post
BRAVO-ZULU[well done].Match the bottom and you could fish that anywhere.Lighter on the flats ,that one along the grass beds the bass on the Cape will crush that



I have a lighter cape that I use too, I also tie it with plastic bead chain and a lighter hook (gami B10S) from time to time to give more of a neutral bouyancy. Our reds get alot of presure and there are days when you can't throw anything with lead eyes within 10ft of a tail.

post #13 of 28
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Originally Posted by Local66 View Post
I have a lighter cape that I use too, I also tie it with plastic bead chain and a lighter hook (gami B10S) from time to time to give more of a neutral bouyancy. Our reds get alot of presure and there are days when you can't throw anything with lead eyes within 10ft of a tail.


I was going to ask if you went to a dark hook on the dark flies[yep!].I take a sharpie marker in brwn or green when on the flats and if the fish get spooky i'll go the the marker on the hook,saved the day with many a client.
post #14 of 28
looks like a Borski Chernobal crab minus the spun deer hair

nice job, looks sweet
post #15 of 28
Love it. I could absolutely slaughter fluke with that fly. Fluke love the crab patterns.
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