Friday, January 7, 2011

Experimented with silicon - Silicon Crab

Messing around on the vice last night... Invented this little guy:

Step by step tutorial:
Polar Fibre + Silicon

Soapy Water to stop the silicon to stick to your finger

Flatten with wax paper

Roll Out

Silicon Permit Fly


  1. Very, very nice. I'd think a little more leg action will get you more permit action, though. Maybe put your magic on one with longer, more active legs?

    Don't know how I missed your site before--I actually think I found it but there was a bunch of pacific fish I didn't recognize or think I'd ever see so might have "passed"--but I stand corrected. Recognizable fish or not, this is good stuff. Keep up the experimentation and look out for some props from my site (although I don't suppose the half-dozen readers I've got will do much to up your visitors). Still, quality must be recognized.

  2. Windknot! Dude thanks a million for the link and the post! I follow your and Bjorns blog almost daily. Flatswalker is one of the most eloquently authored blogs I know of. It definitely does need more leg action. I usually find I get a pattern down after 5 or 6 attempts. Im working on version 2.0 tomorrow and off to Exmouth for 3 weeks in June/July to test a few new experimental patterns on Permit there.

    Realistic fly tying wasnt something that I wanted to do but it was the hunt for the spotted grunter that took me down that road in the first place. Flies like those prawns are hell to tie initially. Other than the avalon there just havent been enough evolutions using the new materials available to us today. Since Popovic and Brown I cant really think of any younger guys breaking ground in fly design... Check out the blog on Monday for the revised design.

  3. Too true, brother. Too true. Keep up the good work and if you want some tested on permit, I'll email my address and try some for you down in the Keys this May and June. ;-)

  4. if possible, can you post it in a video?


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