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May 19 2010

Mike's crawfish Contributor: crowbuster


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Classification: Freshwater
Category: All Purpose Attractor Bugger Streamer Subsurface
Bugs & Baits: Crustaceans Misc Bug
Fish: All Purpose Bass Carp Catfish Panfish Pike/Muskie Stripers Trout
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Recipe viewed 2766 times. Recipe ID: 987655731

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Mike's crawfish


Hook
Whatever you choose(#10 streamer pictured)
Thread
Black/Tan
Claws
Olive Zonker
Antenna
Turkey Tail
Hackle
Brown/black, you can use webby, low quality stuff for this.
Shell Back
Brown Chenille
Thorax
Brown Dubbing. Use your favorite.
Rib
12lb. test monofilament
Shell Back
Thin SKin
Body
Brown dubbing, same as last time or a slightly lighter shade.
Tail
Brown Chenille. Coated with Head Cement, Then shaped.
Weight
Lead wire. Wrapped from the eye to just inside the hook gap. You want the more toward the eye than at the gap.

I spent months looking on the internet, looking in fly shops and anywhere I could trying to find a crawfish pattern that really liked. I never did find it, so I thought up this bug. Needless to say, I really like it.

 It's pretty easy to tie, but I use some techniques that aren't really orthodox, so you may face a challenge there. I can't get it up at the moment, but I'll upload a step by step tutorial of this bug eventually.