Re: First try at a crayfish
I feel kinda embarrassed that I didnt consider that the eyes could roll this guy over. I did try it in a bowl of tap water,,and it 'seems' to be about equal,,on how it lands...but I sure will keep that in mind on the next go around. I used fox squirrel tail hair 'claws' on this,,but i did it pretty thick,,and while I 'can' lighten up the claws out front,,I can't the base of the hair. So,,I see what you are saying about going lighter on the thickness,,it would indeed make it easier to cinch in. That was a major 'head scratcher' for me when I tied it,,and to make it work,,,the face of the 'craw daddy' came out a big long as I had a lot of bulk in front of the eyes. So,thanks,,I'll sure head your route next time.
I wanted to do a couple bigger ones,,this is a size 4,,,I can throw them at bass on the river,,and even if they arent perfect,,a big hungry bass has no discrimination about food ! Then,,when I get a method down good,,,I'll do me some that are small,,,trout size..for the streams here were I have both smallies and trout. Excellent idea about keeping a pattern ! You bet I'll do that.
I appreciate your thoughts on this Dan.