The North American Fly Fishing Forum


Go Back   The North American Fly Fishing Forum > Fly Tyer's Round Table > Share Patterns

Share Patterns List your favorite and selfmade fly patterns. Share with other tyers. Learn how to tie various flies...

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 09-13-2009, 01:40 PM
BlueBird's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 291
BlueBird will become famous soon enoughBlueBird will become famous soon enough
Send a message via AIM to BlueBird Send a message via MSN to BlueBird
Default Crayfish fly

Click the image to open in full size.

Click the image to open in full size.
__________________
Don't eat fish... eat more chik'n
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 10-24-2009, 10:46 AM
Kerry Pitt's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Beaumont, Alberta
Posts: 722
Blog Entries: 10
Kerry Pitt has much to be proud ofKerry Pitt has much to be proud ofKerry Pitt has much to be proud ofKerry Pitt has much to be proud ofKerry Pitt has much to be proud ofKerry Pitt has much to be proud ofKerry Pitt has much to be proud ofKerry Pitt has much to be proud ofKerry Pitt has much to be proud ofKerry Pitt has much to be proud of
Default Re: Crayfish fly

I think the appearance of pincers and the eyes are good, certainly a couple of the triggers needed.
I was playing with quick patterns for shrimp and crayfish for a couple of swaps I wanted to get into. I came up with the Wooly Crayfish, which is sort of a woolly bugger with some add-ons
Click the image to open in full size.

I cut the pincers out of suede and added some feelers with yak hair.
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 10-24-2009, 11:19 AM
Rip Tide's Avatar
Senior Member

 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: quiet corner, ct
Posts: 5,420
Rip Tide has a reputation beyond reputeRip Tide has a reputation beyond reputeRip Tide has a reputation beyond reputeRip Tide has a reputation beyond reputeRip Tide has a reputation beyond reputeRip Tide has a reputation beyond reputeRip Tide has a reputation beyond reputeRip Tide has a reputation beyond reputeRip Tide has a reputation beyond reputeRip Tide has a reputation beyond reputeRip Tide has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Crayfish fly

Crayfish molt in early summer and not coincidentally, this is when they become important forage
This is because fish prefer their food not to fight fight back.
Large pincers, rather than being a 'trigger' are a detriment
That's why bait fishermen break off the claws of crayfish that go on the hook.
After much experimentation I've gone to using weighted woolybugger as my crayfish imitation. You'd don't need much else.
If you "need" to add pincers, make them small and 'soft'. A pinch of rabbit hair would be a good choice.
__________________
The simpler the outfit, the more skill it takes to manage it, and the more pleasure one gets in his achievements. --- Horace Kephart

Last edited by Rip Tide; 10-24-2009 at 12:27 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 10-24-2009, 12:27 PM
Kerry Pitt's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Beaumont, Alberta
Posts: 722
Blog Entries: 10
Kerry Pitt has much to be proud ofKerry Pitt has much to be proud ofKerry Pitt has much to be proud ofKerry Pitt has much to be proud ofKerry Pitt has much to be proud ofKerry Pitt has much to be proud ofKerry Pitt has much to be proud ofKerry Pitt has much to be proud ofKerry Pitt has much to be proud ofKerry Pitt has much to be proud of
Default Re: Crayfish fly

I agree with you when it comes to using a woolly bugger. I also used to use small live crays for browns in my pre-flyfishing days.
I was in a Crayfish pattern swap with a bunch of other guys who fished bass etc. (I don't) and every one of the twelve patterns came back with claws, so I have to believe that there is some merit in them. Even large crays molt and are eaten.
I am restricted to having only fished for trout with them.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On














All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:49 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
2005-2014 The North American Fly Fishing Forum. All rights reserved.