Re: Tieing materials - Merkins


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Posted by Pat Dunlap on 2012-05-23 01:54:55 in reply to Tieing materials - Merkins posted by JC Smith on 2012-05-22 20:17:40

Don't limit yourself to a set tailing material. I have seen a number of variations of the famous Merkin Crab. The orginial pattern called for badger NECK hackle tips.The feather you are looking for is a rounded NECK hackle.Most good stores should have them available. It's the same type of feather that is used on a lot of bass bugs. You can also use pheasant plumage or even mallard flank as long as it has a rounded shape. Hope that helps.


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