Video – How To Tie A Crayfish Pattern Fly

This video shows me tying a crayfish pattern that has been very successful the past few weeks. I am fishing it with floating line and simply jigging and bouncing the fly along the bottom through deeper holes. If you can follow and watch the fly you can even sight fish for big smallies by allowing the fly to sit on the bottom and enticing them to pick it up…then set the hook. I have caught several this way and it is a very exciting way to catch nice fish. The technology for the body is borrowed from Casey Smartt who ties a fly called the deadhead minnow. The fly is not that tough to tie and will produce excellent results for small mouths. By the way, you’ll need a brush for this pattern and I have a video on how to make your own, just click here.



    • AJ
    • October 22, 2013

    Hi Jeff,

    I have been enjoying your videos. I am just learning to tie flies. looking forward to trying this pattern out. would you mind sharing the actual brand, materials and colors of the ingredients for the one you fished in your video? the legs looks lighter in the fishing video than the tying one I think. I have not tried fly fishing only spinning. The fly fishing community has been so friendly, helpful, encouraging, unselfish, and just fun to get involved with.

    thanks for making videos. I am a visual learner so it really helps me. take care, AJ

    • Fly Fishing Blog
    • April 5, 2014

    Everything is very open with a precise explanation of the issues.

    It was really informative. Your website is extremely helpful.
    Thanks for sharing!

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