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Cray Fish Fly

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About the Cray Fish Trout Fly

Many more waters than you might think have a population of Crayfish

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Creator of this trout fly: Alan Bithell

Tier of this trout fly: Alan Bithell

Country of origin for this trout fly: England

This trout fly is designed to be fished on Rivers & Streams, Still Water fish


  • Hook : Long shank 8 or 10
  • Thread : Any strong
  • Tail : Two bunches of natural brown bucktail tied in a V
  • Body : Grey poly dubbing
  • Palmered Hackle : Grizzle
  • Eyes : Small dumbell eyes of bead chain

Start the thread run down the shank to a point opposite the barb. Tie in a large bunch of natural brown bucktail and split into a v with figure of eight wraps. Tie in the eyes and lock for extra security fix in place with a mixture of 1/3 sillica sand and 2/3 epoxy. Tie in a grixxle hackle at the root of the tail bu its tip. Dub the body forward to the eye and wind the palmered hackle. Tie off and whip finish.

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