Hairy Dad


One of my more successful Crawfish patterns, especially the frog skin color jig hook version. Similar to the Clawdad pattern. The claws are made from Kiley's exo skin, a thin non-destructible rubbery material, and they are the main focal point of this fly. The body has nice movement with the hair and also has a subtle amount of flash on the underbody. The fly gets down into the water column fairly quickly as well. When stripped, it mimics a fleeing Crawdad amazingly well! The hook is a #2 Gamakatsu 4xl streamer hook, or a Partridge Heritage Streamer 5 X hook, along with Medium dumbbell eyes, the fly is roughly 2 3/4" long. I'm also offering a 1/0- 90 degree jig hook as an option as well, tied on a Partridge universal predator jig hook or an Allen 90 degree jig hook. My favorite color combo has been the Frog skin colored claw, mottled olive and brown on top of the claw with a yellow under claw, on a 1/0 Jig hook, fish see the frog skin color really well! I'm sold on jig hooks, the fly action is so much better with jig hooks! Anything that eats Crustaceans will eat this fly, especially Smallmouth, Largemouth, Great Lakes Carp, plus fresh and Saltwater drum. The first time we tested this fly, we landed ten Smallmouth in 42 degree water temps, now that is saying something. You can substitute a 1/0 90 degree jig hook on any color combination, plus an x-small Bob Pops tungsten head, just leave a note at checkout.