Hairy Dad


The Hairy Dad is similar to the Kraft's Clawdad pattern, but has a hair body instead of a chenille body. The claws are made from Kiley's exo skin. The body has a little extra movement with the hair and also has a subtle amount of flash on the underbody. The fly gets down into the water column fairly quick 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, my favorite color has been the Frog skin colored claw, mottled olive and brown on top of the claw with a yellow under claw, fish see it really well! Anything that eats Crustaceans will eat this fly, especially Smallmouth, Largemouth, Large 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 sculpin head (as seen in photo) for dumbbell eyes, and a 1/0 90 degree jig hook on any color combination, just leave a note at checkout.