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Tipsy Craw

tied by deeky
Fly Type: Miscellaneous,
Target Species: Freshwater Bass,
Recommended Region: Central US,
Imitation: Crayfish,
Material List:
Hook: Eagleclaw Kahle style, size 4
Thread: Danville Flymaster 6/0, dark tan
Weight: Barbell eyes on bend, conehead at hook eye
Claws: Red Fox tail gaurd hairs
Antenae: Moose mane, rootbeer Krystal Flash
Eyes: Burned mono, colored black
Legs: Large hackle, brown
Body: Red Fox Tail underfur
Shellback: Swiss Straw, brown
Ribbing: Medium copper wire
Tying Instructions: Thread conehead to hook eye and then tie in barbell around the first bend. How far around the bend they are determines how high the craw stands. Tie in claws, antenae, eyes, shell back/rib, hackle, and then body, in that order (or something like it).
Presentation Tips: I haven't fished it yet, but the theory is it will stand up on the bottom in a defensive position, as if threatened by the world record bass staring it down. Using a floating or sinktip line, a tug will pull the tail up and drop the head and claws as if in a quick retreat. Use an irregular strip-pause-strip-pause retrieve.

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