Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Tying the Swimming Cray

The Swimming Cray



The Swimming Cray is designed to mimic a swimming juvenile crayfish.  Unweighted, it is most effective cast down and across in shallow tail-outs, swing to the end, then retrieved back upstream in slow short strips. Originally tied for the Big Pine, where it did very well on both trout and smallmouth, it has since proven itself throughout many smaller limestone waters also.

Swimming Cray Recipe

Hook:  #10 Daiichi 2370
Thread:  6/0 Black Uni-thread
Body:  Gold Mylar Fish Scale
Wing:  Grey Squirrel Tail
Cheeks:  Hen Pheasant Rump
Collar: Brown Micro Pine Squirrel strip