Tied my first 5 crawdads for the trout streamer swap tonight and decided they needed their own thread. Hard to get the carapace and tail to go on straight, but getting easier. I really like the pheasant shoulder claws and decided to add some more purple to the pattern since the feathers already have a purple iridescence. I also used dyed green GP tippet for a little more color variation. And good old sally hansens nail polish for the finishing touches. Since I always hear 'purple for the yak' I think these will be dubbed Yakimaw-dads. Hope you guys like them. I almost want to keep them for myself, but I can always tie more.