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    I am interested in what flys/bugs for crappy yall use, and how to tye them. Any pictures would be appreciated.
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    vistin

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    Quote Originally Posted by vistin
    I am interested in what flys/bugs for crappy yall use, and how to tye them. Any pictures would be appreciated.
    Thanks
    vistin
    When I first saw this thread I thought you were telling us how you felt today, like you had the flu or something. Then I realized you are speaking of crappie.

    LOL!

    When I go after them I use basically the same flies I do for trout. I use small nymphs and sometimes a small royal wulff on top will slay them too.
    All Means All

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    Quote Originally Posted by vistin
    I am interested in what flys/bugs for crappy yall use, and how to tye them. Any pictures would be appreciated.
    Thanks
    vistin
    the most effective fly I ever used for Crappie and Blue gill was nothing more than a piece of fuzzy red yarn tied very tight around the hook with some silver flash mylar strips about 2x the hook length tied as a wing.
    Twitch, stop, twitch, stop.. it slayed em.

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    [img2="left"]http://www.theflyfishingforum.com/photos/files/4-CrappieFly1.jpg[/img2]The best Crappy or Crappie fly I'ver used is a homemade subsurface jig like wooly bugger streamer. I use bead chain or bar-bell eyes, wrap chennille for the body and use some marabou and/or some flash material for the tail. I use many color combinations. The East Texas crappie seem to love the colorfull ones. Bluegill loves them too.

    Just cast them out and strip them back in. Try them slow and fast... with and without action, until you find out what works.











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    Default Re: Crappy

    I caught on in a creek where I didn't expect there were any sunday on an olive fly just like Steve showed. I call those marabou minnows. Small ones in grey and tan are KILLER in the Tx Hillcountry.

    I've never tied them with lead eyes, but that would get them down deeper for crappie fersure.

    Make sure to have your hook sharp, as crappie don't suck it in as powerfully as their sunfish brethren. You wanna make sure it can catch that lip rather than slide out.
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    I'd rather hunt fish than bait deer any day.

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