Do you love big bluegill?
Taking time this winter to revise some of my fly designs. Here's gen. II of the Sipsey Claw Craw which is my version of the red swamp crawfish.
Red bucktail would work. The brown portion of the bucktail would have a red tint, thus more accurately matching the raw swamp crawfish's color pattern.
I haven't had a chance to fish it yet, so who knows. As with all my flies, I'll be tipping it with cut bait, cured livers of something.
Nice looking tie... I like that stinger hook
Yeah, the stinger hook is the way to go, especially when trolling and drifting. I used to get such short strikes, I had to come up with something. Read about tandem hooks in the "Fly Tyer's Benchside Reference" and gave it a shot.
YOU MEAN LIKE SOME OF THESE DAMON ?? I TIED UP SEVERAL OF THESE FOR BOTTOM BOUNCING FOR SAUGER;; SOME ;; JUST FOR TROLLING-- FOR WHAT EVER DECIDES TO HIT ! THE COLORED GLASS BEADS; ARE FROM WAL- MART CRAFT DEPT;; SIZE; 6/0;; HOOKS;; ARE GENERALLY; SIZE 6;S;; OR 8;S JUST DEPENDING ON WHICH I PICK UP TO USE
Deadly, Carl. What weights were the sinkers.
DAMON;; THESE ARE 1/4 WEIGHTS WHEN I FISH FOR SAUGER;; I USUALLY HAVE TO USE MUCH HEAVIER WEIGHTS; SOME UP TO ONE OUNCE;; SO;; USING A SNAP SWIVEL;; MAKES FOR CHANGING WEIGHTS A LOT FASTER AND EASIER... SAUGER;; MUCH PREFER VERY FAST MOVING WATER !
Nice! Do you run nightcrawlers?
DAMON;; I MOSLY USE NITE CRAWLERS ; CONSTANTLY;; HOWEVER;; GOING FOR SAUGER; ITS MINNOWS ! THATS WHEN THE STINGER HOOK COMES IN TO PLAY ! IVE USED THESE RIGS ; MANY YEARS AGO; HAD FANTASTIC LUCK WITH THEM;; I JUST MIGHT BREAK THESE BACK OUT THIS YEAR ! VERY OFTEN;; YOU CAN CATCH 2 FISH; AT ONE TIME;; FILLS UP A LIVE WELL FASTER THAT WAY !
I gotta get back to raising nightcrawlers.