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Brown´s Crayfish

One of the most important food sources for trout in Patagonia is the Sammastacus or river lobster. It is one of the three kinds of crustaceans, together with the pancoras and scuds, that inhabit these waters and which are a main source of food in their diet.The areas where I have found many of these View more...
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Brown´s Crayfish
List of materials
MaterialsHook: Mustad 9671 or 9672, # 4 to 8Weighting (optional): Lead WireThread: BlackClaws: a V-shaped bunch of Squirrel tailBody: Dubbing or wool (brown, orange, olive or black)Hackle: Rooster saddle, palmeredShell: Turkey tail or wing, epoxied
Steps

Step 1

In case you decide to weigh the fly, wrap tightly some lead wire around the hook, from back to front, as shown

Fly tying - Brown´s Crayfish - Step 1

Step 2

Tie up some squirrel tail hair. The length should be similar to the hook shank length

Fly tying - Brown´s Crayfish - Step 2

Step 3

Split the hair strap so it takes the V-shape. Each side should be tied up at the base so they stay independent from each other

Fly tying - Brown´s Crayfish - Step 3

Step 4

Tie a segment of Turkey tail or wing over the end of the hook shank

Fly tying - Brown´s Crayfish - Step 4

Step 5

In the same place where you tied the Turkey tail or wing, tie the base of a rooster saddle feather

Fly tying - Brown´s Crayfish - Step 5

Step 6

Shape the body of the fly with dubbing material or wool

Fly tying - Brown´s Crayfish - Step 6

Step 7

Wrap the Rooster feather in palmer style up to the hook eye

Fly tying - Brown´s Crayfish - Step 7

Step 8

Take the segment of Turkey tail or wing up to the hook eye and tie it. This will take the shape of the shellbackTrim it off

Fly tying - Brown´s Crayfish - Step 8

Step 9

Cover the Turkey tail or wing with a thin layer of epoxyWhip finish and cement

Fly tying - Brown´s Crayfish - Step 9

Step 10

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Fly tying - Brown´s Crayfish - Step 10

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