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Dougherty's Crayfish:

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Dougherty's Crayfish (Crayfish orange)

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Dougherty's Crayfish (Crayfish orange)

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Materials

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Hook: Size 6 Tiemco TMC 200R or similar

Thread: Color-matching thread

Eyes: Small mono black eyes, optional

Antennae: 2 strands of copper Krystal Flash

Claws: Crayfish orange rabbit strips

Underbody: Flat spooled lead or lead wire

Body: Grey rabbit dubbing

Legs: Brown size 14 Whiting 100 hackle

Shellback: 1/8" Light olive Scudback

Rib: Fine copper tinsel wire

Additional weight: Small black dumbbell eyes

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A multitude of colors may be substituted to match local variations or artistic flare.

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History

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When it comes to crayfish patterns, it seem as if they share a similar fate as do hellgrammite patterns, limited selections.  Although probably not unique, in the Spring of 2004 I decided to incorporate the rabbit-tail movement used in Dougherty's Paddler to a crayfish.  The result was Dougherty's Crayfish, a crayfish with claws of rabbit strips. In comparison, many other patterns use rigid feathers which lack the fish enticing movement of rabbit.  Remarked as an easy to tie crayfish pattern, give it a try for yourself.

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