Published Oct 9. 2006 - 15 years ago
Updated or edited Aug 8. 2015

Crayfish flies....

Hey Guys,
I ve just question... Do you ve any experience with crayfish flies? For another type of fish then bass like here...http://globalflyfisher.com/patterns/my-favorite-dad/ ??? Because Iam trying to creat fly which is imitate this but Iam not sure how....?? And how to work with this fly.....

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Re: Crayfish flies.......

[quote:d5f51cdcac="Dada"]Hey Guys,
I ve just question... Do you ve any experience with crayfish flies? [/quote:d5f51cdcac]

Hi Dada

Skip's Dad is a fairly realistic fly (that's why I like it, along with the fact that it's simple to tie) and it works for fish other than bass. Tie it in #10-14 for trout and use some smaller dumbell eyes. You can either fish it dead-drift (whichever nymph style you prefer--indicator or Czech style) or strip it in like you would a woolly bugger.

Another crayfish fly is a Foxee Clouser (Clouser with brown and rust colors), although thats more of what a crayfish would look like if Picasso painted it--it's a highly impressionistic fly.

Of course, I'm biased because I wrote the article. :lol:

Ouuuhhhh.........

Ouuuhhhh......
Ok, thanks for it. I know troutsll like it but I am trying to tie bigger and use them for our barsch,zander and may be pike too...... I think on 4 or 2 will work....Bacause this size I saw in barchs stomack.... :D But I ve to use very fast sinking line to get it on bottom.....Because the river is 2-3meters(10 feet) deep and stream is no so slow.....So its another complication...... But I think your 20inches slow strips ll work good......What you mean about this?

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Ouuuhhhh.........

[quote:fcf499cb31="Dada"]Ouuuhhhh......
But I think your 20inches slow strips ll work good......What you mean about this?[/quote:fcf499cb31]

Do a good 60cm (translating into euro-speak =) ) strip but do it slowly so it takes a good 4 seconds to do. The whole idea is that you are a crayfish walking across the bottom of the river/lake and going about your business unaware of the verocious predator stalking you from above.

Hello there.......

Hello there....
the another think, as a little child(Iam still child:)) Iwas very interesting in entomoligy and I study crayfish a little too.... The think which I mena now is that crayfish has a stadium, evry moths they are changing the skin and processll take about two days and a couple of my friends told me this time is the most interesting for a fish because they are week, soft and his colour is nearly white......So may be it ll be better to tie very bright.......What you mean about that???? :wink:

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Hello there.......

[quote:adf7ac0cb9="Dada"]Hello there....
the another think, as a little child(Iam still child:)) Iwas very interesting in entomoligy and I study crayfish a little too.... The think which I mena now is that crayfish has a stadium, evry moths they are changing the skin and processll take about two days and a couple of my friends told me this time is the most interesting for a fish because they are week, soft and his colour is nearly white......So may be it ll be better to tie very bright.......What you mean about that???? :wink:[/quote:adf7ac0cb9]

Yes, we call them "soft craw" in the US. They're actually quite pretty to look at, with tints of blue, green, but mostly gray. You can tiie a Skip's Dad with gray haretron dubbing to give it that soft craw look.

Cheers
--Mike

The Clouser crayfish is the...

The Clouser crayfish is the most successful imitation I have used.
http://www.peninsulaflyfishers.org/Fly_Tying/clouserCrayfish/clouserCray...

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