Monday, July 12, 2010

CE Crayfish - Crayfish Impression

This is my CE Crayfish (Close Enough) .  The Crayfish below was about a size 8.
When I design my flies I like to follow the K.I.S.S. rule (Keep It Simple Stupid).

Hook – Mustad 79580 or any Streamer Hook
Size – 2 - 12
Thread – 8/0 or 6/0 Black
Head – Dazl-Eyes 5/32" Black
Weight – .32 non-toxic Lead wire
Body – Scintilla Pale Olive Green #3 Dubbing
Claws – Olive Marabou
Rib – .32 gauge Green Parawire or any green wire

1. Mash down barb and and create two thread humps for the dumb bell eyes.
  2. Secure your eyes with figure of eight and add your lead to hook shank.

 3. Wrap your lead forward and secure with thread.

  4. Tie in your green wire.

5. Tie in a dubbing ball at the bend.
6. Tie in a marabou tip to the far side of the hook.
7. Tie in a marabou tip to the near side of the hook.

  8. Trim off the waist.

 9. Dub in your body.

 10. Advance the wire with open turns. 

 10. Whip finish and your done. 


  1. That's a nice tie. No reason why that wouldn't catch fish.

  2. Troutrageous thanks, it does work well.