How to Tie a Crayfish

By Fly Tying Tutorials | Tuesday, July 19

Tightlinesvideo's tutorial for tying a unique fly, great for both cold and warm water species!

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It doesn't matter whether you say crawfish, crayfish, or crawdad when referring to this legendary bottom dweller because all three translate into food for both cold and warm water fish. If you are like us here at Guidehire, then deciding between either tying trout or bass flies can leave you with your lines tangled. Tightlinesvideos solves this problem with yet another one of their unique fly patterns that is almost guaranteed to see some action with both trout and bass. Two things to remember when considering tossing this crawdad. First, they are somewhat nocturnal so it's best to fish them either early or late in the day. Two, they are bottom dwellers so make sure to add enough weight when tying them to avoid cramping their natural style. We at GuideHire hope this instructional video adds another fly to your inventory but remember that fish don't always bite, that's why you bring beer! As always, make sure to stay on the lookout for more fly tying tutorials posted here on GuideHire's blog page.

For our fellow beginner tiers out there, be sure to check out Postfly's Fly Tying Box, and our friends over at Flymen Fishing Co. for specialty hackle and other goodies. 


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