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Old 04-28-2008, 07:01 PM
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Default My Crayfish Prototype...

Here's a pattern I sat down and tied this afternoon. The other crayfish patterns here got me thinking Smallie flies...Let me know what you think.
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Sweet looking Crawdad. I'm curious why you decided to mount the eyes underneath. Did you want it to ride hook point down?
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Default Re: My Crayfish Prototype...

I tried it after I tied my first one, it rode point up; that was my first concern about that hook. With that radical bend I think it changed the dynamics for weight placement. I'm already workingon phase 2...Updates to follow.

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I would be inclined to wrap a saddle hackle or two around the body woolly bugger style and then trim it close the body to give it a fuzzy look. But either way it's a cool pattern. What kind of feather did you use for the claws?
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Default Re: My Crayfish Prototype...

Hey Short,

The claws are zonker strips; I wanted something that would stand up to some wear and tear... I was thinking the same thing on a hackle; then started thinking Crystal Hackle...The other thing I want to add is some rubber legs, for a little more motion...I will post phase 2 as soon as I tye some up...

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