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Bugtown Mooncrab Bodies - Pack of 10

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  • Pickup Instore (2 hours): Free - 50 Darley St Mona Vale NSW 2103
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Bugtown Mooncrab Bodies are a premium fly tying material made in Australia. They are designed to imitate the segmented bodies of moon crabs, which are a popular food source for saltwater fish. The bodies are made from a soft, flexible material that allows them to be easily shaped and manipulated. They are also weighted to ensure that they sink quickly and realistically.


Also available - Fishing Station Crab Flies - Exclusively tied on the Bugtown Mooncrab Body. 


They are available in a variety of sizes and colors to match the moon crabs found in different saltwater environments. They can be used to tie a variety of fly patterns, including crab imitations, baitfish imitations, and shrimp imitations.


To tie a crab imitation with Bugtown Mooncrab Bodies, you will need a hook, thread, and some additional materials such as chenille, flash, and eyes. Start by tying the thread to the hook shank and then winding it forward to form a base for the body. Next, attach the Mooncrab Body to the thread and wrap it forward, overlapping the segments slightly. As you wrap, you can use your fingers to shape the body into a realistic crab shape. Once you have reached the desired length, tie off the thread and trim any excess material.


Finally, add the chenille, flash, and eyes to complete the fly. Bugtown Mooncrab Bodies are a versatile and easy-to-use fly tying material that can be used to create a variety of realistic and effective crab imitations.


Here are some additional tips for using Bugtown Mooncrab Bodies:

  • To create a more realistic crab shape, you can heat the Mooncrab Body with a lighter or heat gun before wrapping it onto the hook shank. This will soften the material and allow you to bend it into the desired shape.
  • You can add weight to the Mooncrab Body by flattening out lead dumbbells or adding tungsten putty. This will help the fly sink more quickly and realistically.For a more attractive crab imitation, you can add chenille, flash, and eyes to the body.
  • Bugtown Mooncrab Bodies are a great material for tying a variety of fly patterns, including crab imitations, baitfish imitations, and shrimp imitations. Experiment with different colors and patterns to find what works best for your local fishing conditions.
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