Crayfish Fly

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Let's start to highlight some of the truly incredible flies that the "Mystery Man" is capable of tying.  This Crayfish pattern can be modified based on your tying materials, so be creative and see what you can come up with!  The recipe below is a general guide to follow, plus we'd love to feature your own Crayfish patterns on the "Trout and Feather" Facebook page.  Shoot me an email of your pics, and I'd love to share.  As always, thanks for sharing, "Mystery Man!"

Materials:

Thread:3/0 

Hook: BIG hook (ha ha, seriously!)

"Tail" Fibers: Pheasant Tail

Body: Thin leather or foam

Body: Dubbing (longer fibers) or Dubbing Brush

Legs: Rubber legs (can be built into dubbing)

Eyes: Melted Heavy Nylon

Antennae: Boar or quills from a feather

Ribbing: Copper wire or thread