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Old 08-02-2011, 10:46 AM
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Yesterday I went fishing with one of my friends to a local stream. In a section of a choppy water, I had a bear plunge. I have a huge scratch on my wrist.
When I got out of the water, in my hand was a clawdad. I do not know when was last time that I caught a clawdad with my hand. Neither do I know that how in the world a clawdad landed in my hand. Anyway that makes me think that fish in Beavers Bend are eating claw dad.
I searched some good clawdad patterns through on-line. I thought that some of them were way time consuming. Do you guys have any good clawdad patterns?
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Wow, first time I've heard the term "clawdad" used before.
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Wow, first time I've heard the term "clawdad" used before.
Me too.

A weighted woolybugger is a "close enough"
Proper presentation is more important that a good imitation most every time
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Default Re: a weird experience and claw-dad fly pattern

I tie one I'm pretty happy with.
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Crayfish mean big meals and big meals usually mean big fish! And nice fly there Dan, once I get my vise I may be tying some of those! I might try modifying it in some red/pink for saltwater as well, redfish and trout looooove shrimp.
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thanks Dan for nice pattern. I will give a shot.
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Default Re: a weird experience and claw-dad fly pattern

Here's one that's simple to tie. As has been said, presentation is more important than the imitation. This fly is about 3 inches long.
Think of it as a hair jig for a fly rod!

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Material List: Hook: 1/0 Matzuo Sickle Bait Holder
Eyes: Lead barbell
Thread: Danville Flat Waxed Nylon, Tobacco Brown
Underwing: Natural rusty tan red fox tail over light tan coyote tail, with a few strands of copper flashabou
Overwing: Natural Red Fox Squirrel tail
Tying Instructions: Tied in the style of a Clouser Minnow

The barred looking hair is Red Fox tail, or you could substitute Squirrel tail hair, either dyed Gray Squirrel, or natural Fox Squirrel.
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Default Re: a weird experience and claw-dad fly pattern

Jim thanks
That fly looks like a carp fly working down here really well, although carp fishing is off due to 109 outside.
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Default Re: a weird experience and claw-dad fly pattern

Here's a carp fly that might work well as a crawdad.

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The body is a rust colored dubbing I mixed up, it's mostly rabbit fur, and I think there was some fox underfur in there too, not that it really matters. The tail is rabbit & the wing is dyed coyote tail. The eyes are medium brass bead chain.

This fly was tied after reading some discussions on another site about orange being a hot color for carp. It's as yet untested!

I've used various Bonefish type flies as crawdad flies for stream bass for many years, except I tie them in colors that mimic the local craws! This one was tied with that style in mind.
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