Published Feb 21. 2020 - 1 year ago
Updated or edited Feb 21. 2020

Redfish Cracklin

The Redfish Crack is a very effective pattern for many species like speckled trout, redfish, and flounder in the gulf of Mexico. However a variation called the "cracklin" has come out that I feel is much better. this utilizes small legs to help give this fly a little more movement and fish enticement. I really like this fly, and in fact my last trip to the gulf this pattern caught fish when many others in my box did not. You can tie this with lighter eyes for a slower sink, or on larger hooks. However I really like this size hook, and love the Risen hooks due to their low cost and strength. You would have difficulty bending these hooks on big bull reds.

As always I am including all the materials used today

Wire: Gold Medium sized Ultrawire
Flash: Shrimp/Pink Ice Dub
Leggy Dubbing: Crawfish Gold and Brown Leech Kraken Dubbing

Hook: size 2, Risen O'Shaughnessy hook
Thread: Brown Veevus 140 Powerthread
Tail: Tan Ultra-select Craft Fur
Legs: Sill-Legs Black barred orange
Flash/Antenna: Gold Crystal Flash
Eyes: Medium Lead Dumbell Eyes
UV Resin: Solarez Ultrathin Resin
Glue: Brush On Super Glue


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