Swart's Paddlin' Crawdad

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  1. Teenage Entomologist

    Teenage Entomologist Gotta love the pteronarcys.

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    A new pattern I came up with. #6 hook. Nobody really thinks of crawdads as a source of food for trout, but they do eat them, sometimes selectively. Crayfish are awesome.

    Rusty Orange
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    Olive
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    Wanted to tie a blue one, but didn't have any blue mohair.
     
  2. Joe Goodfellow

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    Those won't work just send them to me
     
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    Teenage Entomologist Gotta love the pteronarcys.

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    I need to get some more supplies to tie in more in different colors. They are the most realistic crawdad fly I've seen, so yeah, I'm happy with the fly.
     
  4. Teenage Entomologist

    Teenage Entomologist Gotta love the pteronarcys.

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    In case anyone wants to know there's lead wrapped underneath it, and the tail is plastic painted or colored with sharpie.
     
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    What are the tails and legs made out of?

    Did you get it at the pro shop, or local craft store?
     
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    Oh, and is that Turkey for the back and antennas/feelers?
     
  7. Teenage Entomologist

    Teenage Entomologist Gotta love the pteronarcys.

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    You can tie the legs with either Super Stretch Body Material rubberlegs, or micro vernille. And the back is Turkey, along with turkey biots for its antennaes. I now use the legs with vernille because is more realistic and looks better. The tail on the olive one is painted with paint, because I couldn't find my green sharpie, but the Rusty Crawdad's tail is painted with a rust colored waterproof marker. Here's the new and improved Rust Paddlin' Crawdad. image.jpg
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    And the legs aren't as thick as they look in the photo. And lastly, I got the legs at www.theflyshop.com. Vernille should be sold in every fly shop. The tail is just a piece of a thick ziplock bag cut to the shape of a Crawdad tail.
     
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