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Miniature Crawdads
07-01-2012, 04:01 PM,
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Miniature Crawdads
I like the crawdad in the other thread, but I"m wondering if anyone has tried smaller crawdad jigs for crappie? I clean lots of em with crayfish in their bellies, but I wouldn't know where to start to tie one on say #4 hook .
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07-02-2012, 08:28 PM,
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RE: Miniature Crawdads
I'm about to start tying crayfish on 1/8-oz. ball jigs with #2 sickle hooks. Later, I may attempt 1/16-oz. ball jigs with #4 sickles for trout. My examples follow.

[Image: hankcrays007.jpg]

These are Hank Roberts crayfish flies which were tied and sold commercially years ago. Some can still be found for sale on the web. Each is tied on a #4 hook having an upturned eye. A flattened dumbbell eye weights the fly at its tail. Bodies are formed of chenille yarn and leather.

I purchased some leather recently at the Tandy Leather Factory Store. Hope to begin tying a few very soon.

Mine will be used for bass and trout fishing. Might possibly cast them to a few larger redear sunfish too.
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07-04-2012, 05:09 PM,
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RE: Miniature Crawdads
Very cool. I bet those will work great. I wonder about the hook n the bottom though, looks like it would hang up alot if you drag it across logs and stuff. I'm gonna have to try and tie something similar.
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07-04-2012, 05:32 PM, (This post was last modified: 07-04-2012, 05:33 PM by toadfrog.)
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RE: Miniature Crawdads
    The tiny craw bottom above scale middle is what I use . Make and fish those little suckers .
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07-04-2012, 06:00 PM,
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RE: Miniature Crawdads
No reason why those wont work....
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07-04-2012, 06:03 PM,
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RE: Miniature Crawdads
Well, heres my first ever attempt at a crawdad. 1/16 jig, with olive chenille and hackle. Black rubber off an old spinnerbait. Took pliers and mashed a roundhead jig on both sides to simulate a flat tail.


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07-04-2012, 06:05 PM,
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RE: Miniature Crawdads
Heres another view


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07-04-2012, 06:16 PM,
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RE: Miniature Crawdads
Not bad, but you might want to think of something stronger for the claws.
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07-04-2012, 06:24 PM,
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RE: Miniature Crawdads
Cool jig!
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07-04-2012, 06:49 PM,
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RE: Miniature Crawdads
(07-04-2012, 06:16 PM)Fatman Wrote: Not bad, but you might want to think of something stronger for the claws.

YOu're probably right. Just using stuff I got laying around. I'm wanting to try for a few crappie with em, if I could catch 5 or 6 with it, I'll check into getting something stronger.
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