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crawfish patterns

Discussion in 'Fish on the Fly' started by big_fish, Jan 16, 2005.

  1. big_fish

    big_fish the fish whisperer

    i'm trying some new approaches to tying crawfish and looking for a material for the shell and tail any thing will be apriciated thanks
  2. ..felt, goose / turkey "back", thin leather, !

  3. Turn the hook up side down(long shank)
    -take 2 small oval shaped feathers and tie them at the bend of the hook for the claws
    -tie the tail up near the eye of the hook. (Use what ever appeals)section of feathers arrange in a fan shape
    -Find a long slender tear drop shaped brown saddle hackle
    anchor the base of the hackle feather at the claws and run it in a spiral op the skank to build up the profile
    -last lay either a thick cluster of peacock strands or a slender strip of scud back material(soft plastic) along the back of the fly. anchor behind the claws and keep your wraps 1/8th in apart as you move your way down to the tail.
  4. I like to use furry foam. I usually tie and fish the Clauser Crayfish, it works for me!
  5. Check out Fly anglers online there was a guy who make a crab with thin leather and foam there is a pic of it and there are a few other patterns on there. Later Matt
  6. big_fish

    big_fish the fish whisperer

    stonefly thanks alot thats a great site with alot of patterns very helpful
  7. This is my favorite craw patter. Everything you need is here, direcs, what to gte, recipe, etc. hope this helps.

  8. You welcome if you need anymore info feel free to e-mail me directly. I have many sites and such in my fav's . Where about are you in eastern Ohio? I'm in Lancaster.Later Matt

    Simple to tye and very effective.