soft plastic crabs

im looking to buy some soft plastic crabs but how do you rig them ?

 


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Andy Mac wrote an article

Wed, 2008-05-21 15:33

In Fishing WA on the plastic crabs recently. He has had a lot of success with them.(Colin 1 - Co-founding member of the prestigious Colin Club)

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Keen fisho

Wed, 2008-05-21 15:35

Have a look at the pic on this thread. It may help.
http://fishwrecked.com/node/8372
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we use them up here and do

Wed, 2008-05-21 20:28

we use them up here and do pretty good as well! depending on the depth is how i rig them. I use a much stronger hook than the jig head Andy uses, mainly because we target big blubone in shallow water and you will straighten anything that small as we cant afford to let a fish run (zero drag and strong line). I use an 8/0 gamakatsu salt water fly with a running bead depending on the depth. I put the hook in where its mouth would be and come out where the flap would be on the underside of the crab. This is also how we rig a real crab and we have had a pretty bloody good success rate on them. Good luck mate

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As brad said

Wed, 2008-05-21 21:10

Metro waters you can go a bit lighter.
What species do you intend using them for as there are a few sizes and colours suited to different applications.
I corresponded with the Berkley rep recently and he said they have stopped bringing them into Australia because only a few people are using them. What is on the shelves and in storage may be all we will see and they will peeter out soon.


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would you reccomend them to

Thu, 2008-05-22 07:43

would you reccomend them to try on bream

 

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Some of the best bream fishing I have had

Thu, 2008-05-22 08:32

was with real crabs straight off the rocks. So I can't see why the plastics wouldn't work. However, the bream I caught were normally on crab portions. So you might have to sacrifice your plastic crab and cut it into quarters.
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Bream

Thu, 2008-05-22 11:34

It would be interesting to see how they work on bream. I see no reason why they wouldn't. Just try to look around at the colouring of the crabs in your local spot and try and match this with the selection of plastic crab that you use.



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