Crayfish Fly Pattern

Crayfish Fly Pattern

Crayfish Fly Pattern

Hook - TMC 300 Size - 2 - 6 Thread - Black, brown or olive 3/0 Weight - Optional, but probably a good idea Tail - Small tag of palmered rust rabbit strip Body - Palmered rabbit olive or rust Pinchers - Two rabbit strips olive or rust Head - Spun deer hair olive or rust This fly is tied backwards. Spin your deer hair first at the bend of the hook with the tips pointing back. You should end up with about a 1/2" bunch of hair. Crayfish Fly Pattern Next clip the hair in a cone head fashion. The thick part of the cone should be towards the eye of the hook. This separates your pincers. Leave a couple of tips to act as antennae. Crayfish Fly Pattern Tie in the two rabbit strip pinchers. They are tied in halfway up the hook shank on each side with the leather sides of the strips facing each other. The strip on the shank will add bulk for the body. Crayfish Fly Pattern Finally, tie in a rabbit strip at the base of the head and palmer it to the eye. Leave a small piece of the strip hang over the eye to act as a tail. Whip finish and you are done. Crayfish Fly Pattern Top view. Crayfish Fly Pattern Here's one with eye tied on. Crayfish Fly Pattern Comment - Credit for this fly goes to Kelly Galloup, pictures submitted by "Gunrod".

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