new crawfish patterns

Discussion in 'Patterns' started by bobt, Mar 21, 2006.

  1. bobt

    bobt New Member

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    I was wondering if anyone out there could help me with any new and easy crawfish patterns. I have never tied a crawfish pattern and there are so many to choose from. If anyone could help me out with any suggestions i'd appreciate it,thanks.:confused:
     
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    Jeff Hale B.I.G.F.F.

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    Actually, a pretty simple imitation that works most of the time is a brown/rootbeer color woolly bugger, tied with dumbell eyes so it rides hook up. You can throw some rubberlegs on it and fish it in short scoots along the bottom. Jeff
     
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    Also, try a burnt orange/olive marabou tailed, olive cheniile bodied, grizzly hackeled wool bugger. Throw some rubber legs and you have a winner. I hav some more complicated ones but i rarely carry them any more.
     
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    thank you guys Ill have to try those out. They both sound like they would imitate a crawfish pretty well
     
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    Dan Soltau New Member

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    when crawfish swim their claws tuck back and look as one, which is what a properly fished bugger does. Easy to tie too.