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Packaged in lengths of about 2 feet per pack.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eTo create the perfect Alflexo crab, you also need a few more \"ingredients\" that can be found on our website:\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eUnderbody: \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/whitewateroutfitters.com\/search?type=product\u0026amp;q=dumbbell+eyes\" target=\"_blank\"\u003eDumbbell eyes\u003c\/a\u003e + \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/whitewateroutfitters.com\/search?type=product\u0026amp;q=bead+chain\" target=\"_blank\"\u003eBead Chain\u003c\/a\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eMedium Dumbbell eyes fits most sizes. 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flexible braided tubing is used to create the mesh body of an Alphlexo (\"flexo crab\") style crab fly, but can also be used for other baitfish and squid patterns involving extended tube bodies. This tubing is braided in a \"chinese finger trap\" style which can be opened up and tied in to create the body carapace of many different types of crabs, and even some baitfish patterns.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e1\/4\" Diameter - Great for Alphonse crab flies in the sz. #2-1\/0 range. Packaged in lengths of about 2 feet per pack.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eTo create the perfect Alflexo crab, you also need a few more \"ingredients\" that can be found on our website:\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eUnderbody: \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/whitewateroutfitters.com\/search?type=product\u0026amp;q=dumbbell+eyes\" target=\"_blank\"\u003eDumbbell eyes\u003c\/a\u003e + \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/whitewateroutfitters.com\/search?type=product\u0026amp;q=bead+chain\" target=\"_blank\"\u003eBead Chain\u003c\/a\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eMedium Dumbbell eyes fits most sizes. Large and Small can be used as well depending on preference.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/whitewateroutfitters.com\/collections\/all\/products\/chichones-stealth-bead-chain-large\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e Chicone's Stealth Bead chain\u003c\/a\u003e works very well to give some natural crustacean tones and provide a shape to the underbody on these crabs.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/whitewateroutfitters.com\/collections\/all\/products\/fluorescent-medium-bead-chain\" target=\"_blank\"\u003eFluorescent Bead Chain\u003c\/a\u003e also works well if you want some contrast and a \"hot spot\".\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eHook: \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/whitewateroutfitters.com\/products\/gamakatsu-sl12s-wide-gap-big-game-fly-hooks\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003eGamakatsu SL12S\u003c\/a\u003e, or \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/whitewateroutfitters.com\/collections\/all\/products\/mustad-c70sd-big-game-fly-hooks\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003eMustad C70SD\u003c\/a\u003e.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e Legs \u0026amp; Claws: \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/whitewateroutfitters.com\/collections\/all\/products\/standard-ultra-chenille\" target=\"_blank\"\u003eUltra Chenille \u003c\/a\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\"Standard size\" ultra chenille is most commonly used. Some prefer \"Micro\" size for the smaller sizes.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eSinge the ends on the legs with a lighter. Tie a loop knot and cut it to create claws.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eSome prefer to use pre-formed \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/whitewateroutfitters.com\/collections\/all\/products\/ep-crab-claws\" target=\"_blank\"\u003eEnrico Puglisi Crab Claws\u003c\/a\u003e or Crustaceous claws.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eEyes: \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/whitewateroutfitters.com\/collections\/all\/products\/hareline-epoxy-mono-crab-eyes\" target=\"_blank\"\u003eEpoxy Mono Crab Eyes\u003c\/a\u003e are an easy route to go if you don't feel like making your own out of mono\/beads.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eThread: \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/whitewateroutfitters.com\/products\/danville-flat-waxed-nylon-thread\" target=\"_blank\"\u003eDanville Flat Waxed Nylon.\u003c\/a\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eEpoxy: \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/whitewateroutfitters.com\/search?type=product\u0026amp;q=solarez+uv+epoxy\" target=\"_blank\"\u003eSolarez UV Cure\u003c\/a\u003e \"Flex\" Resin is excellent for cementing the legs\/components in place.  \u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eTools:\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eAn \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/whitewateroutfitters.com\/search?type=product\u0026amp;q=cautery\" target=\"_blank\"\u003eElectric Cautery\u003c\/a\u003e makes cutting tubing much easier.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/whitewateroutfitters.com\/search?type=product\u0026amp;q=uv+cure+light\" target=\"_blank\"\u003eUV Cure Lights\u003c\/a\u003e to cement the UV resin. \u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\u003c\/ul\u003e"}

Alphlexo Crab Body Tubing

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This flexible braided tubing is used to create the mesh body of an Alphlexo ("flexo crab") style crab fly, but can also be used for other baitfish and squid patterns involving extended tube bodies. This tubing is braided in a "chinese finger trap" style which can be opened up and tied in to create the body carapace of many different types of crabs, and even some baitfish patterns.

1/4" Diameter - Great for Alphonse crab flies in the sz. #2-1/0 range. Packaged in lengths of about 2 feet per pack.

To create the perfect Alflexo crab, you also need a few more "ingredients" that can be found on our website:

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