Pattern Crayfish

Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by Tracy Lauricella, Oct 4, 2010.

  1. Tracy Lauricella

    Tracy Lauricella Active Member

    Jun 1, 2009
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    Lakewood, WA
    The bass I caught on Saturday had this fellow in his stomach:


    My wife and I had never eaten fresh bass before- it was really good, and we want to catch more. So I tied up this "fly" tonight:



    It could use some refinement, but I think it'll fish.

    Hook is a 4x long heavy streamer hook. I tied in a set of metal eyes under the tail so it will fish hook-up, clouser style.
    Body is brown/tan speckled thread.
    Claws & back are vinyl upholstery cloth.
    Legs are olive superfloss.
    Melted mono eyes.
    Spots were done by coloring red sharpie over silver sharpie.
    coated the back and underbelly in softex.

    I didn't get the shape quite right (needs to be a bit wider), and the mono eyes are in an odd position, but I don't think it's too bad for a first attempt.

    Any good crayfish patterns to share?
  2. Steve Saville

    Steve Saville Active Member

    Feb 16, 2009
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    Tacoma, WA
    NIce tie, Tracy.