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    I did a size 8 Wooly Bugger in brown about this time last year. Didn't weight it, or try to add claws to it. Very first cast in a pond got me a 2 lbs LMB.

    I ended up loosing that bug to a snag in a stream on Labor Day. I need to get back to the tying bench......

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    It's hard to beat a Woolly Bugger for just about anything.

    Quote Originally Posted by AllenOK View Post
    I did a size 8 Wooly Bugger in brown about this time last year. Didn't weight it, or try to add claws to it. Very first cast in a pond got me a 2 lbs LMB.

    I ended up loosing that bug to a snag in a stream on Labor Day. I need to get back to the tying bench......

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    I use a modified bead head wooly bugger for a crawdad pattern. Just split the marabou, makes fine imitations of claws. I also add a little closed cell foam under the chenille body, so the bugger stands up like a 'daddy defending itself. Oh, and go BIG (#4 hook or bigger, I usually go #2), bass love that large mouthful!

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    If you want something more realistic, here is a pattern I came up with a few years ago. I use Swiss Straw for the carapice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gigmaster View Post
    If you want something more realistic, here is a pattern I came up with a few years ago. I use Swiss Straw for the carapice.

    Gigmaster, has you done that pattern as a Fly of the Week? That is a beautiful fly.

    Ed

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    I have posted it on a few threads. but I don't think I have ever submitted it for a Fly Of The Week, yet.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ed_D View Post
    Gigmaster, has you done that pattern as a Fly of the Week? That is a beautiful fly.

    Ed

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gigmaster View Post
    I have posted it on a few threads. but I don't think I have ever submitted it for a Fly Of The Week, yet.
    As a FotW it is archived in a readily accessible manner. These post get archived off-line at some point, I think. That fly is too nice to lose.

    Regards,
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    Excuse my silly question, but why do the many crawfish patterns have the dumbbell weights at the tail end of the crawfish.
    Aren't the critters eyes and mouth at the end between the claws?

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    Ray, my understanding is that it helps the claw end to ride claws up...a defensive position.

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    You can get as realistic as you want but I have caught a lot of fish in a lake full of Crawfish using this fly on a fast sinking line (Depth Charge 300)


    But I absolutely love this pattern for LM and Carp on a floating line

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