Crayfish are a very important part of the diet of warmwater fish, and this pattern works great for fish feeding on them! Largemouth, Smallies, Walleyes, and Carp all can’t resist the Crawl Daddy. Brown has been our best color, but play around with different color combos to see what your local fish like!
Crayfish are in integral part of the diet of bass, walleye, and various other warmwater species. We’ve caught some of our biggest bass to date on flies like this, and for good reason. The Jig Crawfish has an up and down action that they can’t resist! Easy tie that catches a ton of fish – tie a few up.
Tying Greg’s Flats Fly for Bonefish
I found this fly referenced in Dick Brown’s book Bonefish Fly Patterns and on several blog’s online- specifically the excellent DIY Bonefishing Blog. Greg’s Flats Fly was created by Greg Miheve. The calf tail claws make this pattern stand out. Don’t go on your next trip without several in your fly box.
Materials to tie Greg’s Flats Fly can be found here: Greg’s Flats Fly Materials
Tying the Bonefish Bitters
The Bonefish Bitters has become a standard in and a must have pattern for just about any bonefishing destination. Originated by Craig Mathews of Blue Ribbon flies, the Bonefish Bitters, can be tied in sizes 10-6. The color of the head (the epoxyed bead chain eyes) is typically tinted. Use a tan or brown tinted fly over sand, rubble, or mud bottom. Olive is a good color for fishing over grass. Orange or Pink are great colors for attracting strikes. In this version I use clear...