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    Default Crawfish Pattern...anyone?

    Anyone got a good crawfish pattern for bass? Working on my spring fly box and want to try my hand at a crawfish. I'm a novice/intermediate tier so nothing overly complicated, please.

    A youtube link, pictures, materials, etc would be good.

    Thanks a bunch...

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    Here is one that is an easy tie and a fantastic pattern!


    http://www.flyanglersonline.com/fotw...tw20121203.php
    Warren
    Fly fishing and fly tying are two things that I do, and when I am doing them, they are the only 2 things I think about. They clear my mind.

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    Thank you, Warren! I may have to tie a few of these!

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    Hi AGrant,

    The one I like best is called the Crazy Dad, and I think it is a good pattern. I don't think it's too bad to tie, but don't use the tool shown for tying the dubbing loop, and instead use the tool I have instead. (My dubbing loop tool is just a piece of stripped #12 copper wire from house wiring wire bent into a shepards crook shape.)


    I do prefer the Sparkle Leach dubbing for the pattern, but since it is no longer available would use the Crawdub that they also list if I did not have the Sparkle Leach. I like a light olive color or pumpkin best.

    This is the link for the step by step: http://www.mcflyshop.com/articles/index.php?targetID=11

    Regards,

    Gandolf

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    Crawdad orange Slumpbuster, tied on a 90-degree jig hook, sub dumbbell eyes for the cone.
    The Green Hornet strikes again!!!

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    http://www.flyfishingaddicts.com/for...6&hilit=+chunk

    I came up with this pattern for Bass but it seams to have the right color combo for many different fish species.

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    The article linked below has the ingredients for a Holshclag Hackle Fly, a generalist crayfish pattern based on th wooly bugger. The pattern is shown on page 6 of the pdf. These were one of the Top 20 flies mentioned in Tim Holschlag's "Smallmouth Fly Fishing", which is an excellent book on the topic.

    http://www.smallmouthflyangler.com/_...ek-article.pdf
    And wherever the river goes, every living creature that swarms will live, and there will be very many fish. Ezekiel 47:9

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    Maybe try May's Clearwater Crayfish?
    http://www.orvis.com/store/product.aspx?pf_id=5e17
    David Merical
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    Thanks Guys. I've looked at them all and very interesting. I found another pattern online, youtube I believe, and tied a variation with materials I had. I'll post a pic later tonight.

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    To tell the truth, a Woolly Bugger tied in brown and orange makes a fine crawfish imitation. You can tie it with a barbell weight on the back end, and tie it hook-up to fish it right on the bottom.

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