Exo Skin Kraft's Clawdad
This is probably my favorite fly when I really need to land a Smallmouth, and is my version of the Kraft's Clawdad. This fly has produced amazing results for me and my clients. It's the Fly Fishing version of the Pig & Jig used by the conventional guys. Many times, this fly will be my go to fly for Smallmouth, Largemouth, drum, even carp on my guide trips. A very good fly for Carp, drum and Smallies on the Great Lakes as well, plus Bull Redfish and Black Drum in the Louisiana marsh have eaten this fly too, and I have the Saltwater version available! It is an outstanding fly early Spring and from Summer through Winter, any fish that eats Crustaceans will eat this fly with aggression, including saltwater fish. The claws are made from Kiley's Exo Skin a thin rubber type material and is literally indestructible, and comes in some great solid and mottled colors. The claws are 1.75" long, and the fly comes with medium dumbbell eyes, and are tied on extremely sharp Gamakatsu S11 streamer hooks and Heritage streamer 5x hooks. One of my favorite colors is the frog skin color claw, it is mottled olive and brown on the top claw and yellow on the underside of the claw and the fish really see this color well! You won't be disappointed with the results trust me!