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    Clouser Crayfish 8 Crawfish Crawdads | eBay

    In the pattern pictured above, the small light colored (or white) hairs on the Underbody, accomplish the following:

    (a) Create an impression of movement.

    (b) Attract light, owing to their light (or White) coloration.

    (c) Other
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    I would say it adds or creates the illusion of movement as they may imitate the legs and at the same time provides some segmentation that is found on a crawdads tail.

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    I agree with Trout champ. I think they kind of over did the antennae there a bit. I think I would have made the claws a tad beefier as well.

    I'm kind of surprised that Clouser wouldn't design them to ride point up..... like a Clouser.

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    for one that is not a clouser crawfish !
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    Sandfly:

    I've seen a lot of patterns that use the title "Clouser".

    It seems to me that if they use the "dumbell" style metal eyes, they call it a "clouser".

    Personally, I don't like the style termed "clouser". Those eyes add a lot of weight, and my experience shows me that lots of weight makes for difficulty casting.

    How can we distinguish between the Clouser and Non-Clouser style?

    When I want a lot of weight, I don't wrap the shank. I cut a 3/8" long piece of 14 Gauge Copper Wire and wrap it about 1/8" behind the eye of the hook,
    in line with the shank, but usually opposite the Gap.
    It can be covered with other material.

    Of course, that's for streamers etc. For nymphs etc I do wrap the shank, although I've gotten to use copper wire mostly, instead of lead.

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    Not this:




    But, this is the Clouser Crayfish I am familiar with. The one above does not look like the pattern Bob Clouser invented.





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    Mr Clouser has 2 crayfish styles on his flyshop's website
    One with the furry foam and the other with a feather back

    The simpler the outfit, the more skill it takes to manage it, and the more pleasure one gets in his achievements.” --- Horace Kephart

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    He has more than one:

    Clouser Crayfish, small with feather Back

    Clouser Crayfish with Furry Foam cover

    Here, I see the 1st one more often

    ETA - RT beat me to it.. just saw his post...
    Last edited by dhayden; 03-20-2013 at 06:35 PM.
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    I stand corrected. Thanks Rip Tide.
    Regards,

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    Thanks SilverCreek.

    Well, there's no arguing with your facts.
    I did not even know there was a Mr. Clouser who created the pattern.

    Clearly, some Fly Tiers are playing "fast and loose" with the term and that really mixes up our understanding.

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    I am glad that you know what you're talking about, because my knowledge is superficial at best on the subject.

    Thanks for showing Bob Clouser the credit he deserves. I respect that.
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