Over the 16 weeks of the game bird season I've not even glanced at the tying equipment. Spring is trying desperately to crash through, but we still have southerlies and rain bursts and the ground is soggy... no mowing lawns for me.
It was this type of weather that had me filling in my Sunday afternoon trying to crack a quick & cheap crab pattern. There are a stack of patterns around but I seemed to lack materials required for any single one, so I tried bits and bobs of a number of patterns.
Finally cracked a model out that is repeatable and quick to tie. Will get to work again tonite and roll out a few more.