Furry Foam Crawfish

Discussion in 'Patterns' started by Warren Perry, Jun 11, 2005.

  1. Warren Perry Grizzly 6

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    Bow, New Hampshire, USA.
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    When I lived in Kentucky, I had a lot of luck fishing a small crawfish pattern on my local trout stream. Since I move to Fort Lewis, I haven't tried them because stonefly imitations work just fine. But the other day while fishing the Little D, I saw a couple of dead crawfish in the water. My wheels started turning and when I got home this is what I came up with. I'll give it a try over the next coupe of days and let you know if it works.

    Hook: Size 4 Streamer
    Thread: Olive 8/0
    Antenna: Pheasant tail
    Under Body: Weighted wire full length of the hook
    Eyes: red glass beads on melted mono
    Claws: Pheasant rump feathers coated with Sally Hansen's Hard as nails
    Body: Cream Artic Foz
    Shell back: Olive Fuzzy Foam
    Legs: Light Dun Hackle palmer over 2/3 of body
    Rib: Small Olive vinyl rib

  2. Jeremy Husby Is there a Vahalla for fishermen?

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    Arlington, WA
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    Looks nice . . great job . . .
  3. Ron Eagle Elk Active Member

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    Nice tie, Buddy. Gonna have to get me some of them. Looks like a fairly simple fly to tie, which is a requirement for me.

    Haven't seen you around for a while. Been fishing any?

  4. Zen Piscator Supporting wild steelhead, gravel to gravel.

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    Looks really good, but i would think about fattening up that body, maybe put an underbody of latex in there, or lead if you want it to sink really fast. Great tie.

  5. Backyard SANCHO!

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    Have you tested it yet? Kinda curious if those dumbell eyes on the back will flip it upside down..
  6. Warren Perry Grizzly 6

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    I have not tested it yet, but your point is well taken. I will tie another version "Upside Down" and test them both