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Other Helpful smallmouth articles and flies:

Smallmouth Crayfish Pattern

STEP-BY-STEP of the "Pancora Bugger "

Hendrickson Emerger

Pancora Crayfish Bugger Material List

  • Hook: Daiichi 2220 size 4
  • Thread: 6/0 orange
  • Tail: 2 different color marabou
  • Body: Olive Crystal Chenille
  • Hackle: Variant Orange/Black
  • Legs: Pearl Silly Legs
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Step 1:Insert Daiichi 2220 size 4
Step 2: On one side place a clump of orange marabou
smallmouth crayfish pattern
smallmouth crayfish pattern
Step 3: One the other side try Olive marabou
Step 4:Top view, clear view of the marabou split
smallmouth crayfish pattern
smallmouth crayfish pattern
Step 5: Tie in your Variant Hackle, this will give you bulk for the body.
Step 6:Olive Crystal Chenille, a little bit of flash
smallmouth crayfish pattern
smallmouth crayfish pattern
Step 7 : Wrap Chenille forward
Step 8: Give your fly life and wrap the Hackle forward now.
smallmouth crayfish pattern
smallmouth crayfish pattern
Step 9: Tie in your rubber legs, even more movement!
Step 10: Finished Product

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As you can see from the two pictures above, not only do smallmouth love crayfish, but so do trout. Crayfish love to hide under rocks, so look for your best success when fishing this pattern near some sort of structure.