Thread: Smallie Lineup
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Old 04-27-2012, 12:25 AM
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Originally Posted by Troutman View Post
The fourth fly down from the top looks like a mohair yarn body. you can buy it in the chenille aisle at fly shops. You can also buy it on large spools at a spinnery supply store. it makes some great buggy bodies on wooley buggers and nymphs. My friend Rusty ties a killer crayfish pattern in an olive brown mohair. I've used the same yarn for a size 6 rubber legged stonefly similiar to Timmy Doyle's rubber legged tellico.
That fly started as "base" so to speak of a crawdad idea I've had. I'd like to experiment with segmentation on the fly, maybe shellback, maybe some dark flash, rabbit for claws. I need to tie some with weedguards for sure though so I can bounce it along the bottom without worrying. I'll pick up some mohair next time I see it.
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