Well done. Very cool fly! Would you mind listing your pattern for myself and others? I think I can pick out most of the stuff, but would appreciate a confirmation. That is a very good crayfish. I'm betting it would work on our lake smallmouth bass and also river brown trout too.
Thanks for the kind words everyone but the credit for the pattern should go to Stuart Foxall from the UK. I watched his video for the "Red Shrimp Intruder" on Vimeo and only changed the colors and added a little dubbing and Polar chenille at the front to try and hide the 1/40 ounce lead-eyes. He ties his on a tube but I like cut-shanks better. Go to Vimeo and just search "Red Shrimp Intruder" for the excellent step by step video.
I tested the Crayfish & the Shrimp on my home river today and the Shrimp took the prize. Water is still a little cold up here for crayfish activity
Have checked out Stu's video. I like cut shanks too. Feel free to add your crayfish dressing modifications to the site. It won't hurt, and will help me and others to duplicate your effort. I think you have something here. Lots of crayfish in some of the rivers I fish.
super looking crayfish pattern . after chasing chrome and the big lake browns , smallies are the next best thrill going around here IMHO . half the time their puking up crayfish when you get them to hand !
i guess i am joining the crowd and asking you for a brief SBS . we live in the boonies and wireless internet is the only choice . blew way past the limit last month and i'd rather spend the bucks on gas to the river . if i watched every great tying video out there i'd be done in a week never mind in a month . but that's my problem , not yours . thanks for posting .
Sorry to resurrect an old thread....but I had a question for Paul? A great pattern by the way.... have you ever had success targeting Steelhead using this fly or any other crayfish pattern? I know they're in the SR.....just wasn't sure how aggressive the fish were towards them.
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