Published Mar 15. 2016 - 6 years ago
Updated or edited Sep 21. 2018

Clouser Crayfish

The Clouser Crayfish is a small and deadly crayfish pattern developed by Bob Clouser. The Clouser Crayfish can be fished on the dead drift or as a steamer. Most Crayfish patterns are tied specifically as streamers and this makes them very heavy. The Clouser Crayfish is different. It was actually designed to be fished on the dead drift, which makes it the perfect pattern for large river trout. The Clouser Crayfish is normally fished deep and bounced on the bottom. It imiates a helpless crayfish caught in the current, which is a easy snack for predatory fish. The Clouser Crayfish can be tied in Olive and Tan configurations. With the light olive being my favorite color!

Clouser Crayfish Fly Tying Recipe:
Hook: #02-08 Tiemco 5263
Thread: White 6/0 Veevus
Mouth: Pheasant Tail
Eyes: Black Large EP Crab Shimp Eyes
Claws: Natural Mallard Flank
Back: Light Olive Furry Foam
Dubbing: Sand or Tan Antron Dubbing
Legs: Grizzly Whiting Bugger Pack



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Martin Joergensen


pjeversman's picture


Nice tie.


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