Antennae/Legs: Black rubber legs
Orange speckled legs
Pearl krystal flash
Eyes: 10lb mono dipped in black nail polish
Mouth and Tail: Fur from napping cat
Claws: Matched pair India hen back feathers
Body: Orange dubbing
Orange soft hackle
Black lead dumbbell eyes
Don’t let the long “ingredient” list put you off, this Dave Whitlock pattern is a ton of fun to tie. I love watching the little critters come together with each step. Never fished a crayfish pattern before, but hoping this’ll tempt some smallies next month!
Thanks for the comments, guys! Rob, I started tying maybe two years ago? I wasn't very consistent about it until last fall, when I finally started to figure out nymphing for trout. Catching more fish motivated me to tie more flies!
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