Extended Body Crayfish

Not that my standard Carp Crayfish is lacking, but when looking at images of crayfish on google i was noticing that the head of the crayfish extends beyond the exit of the claws by quite a bit, and after my post on the extended body Caddis pupa it would only be fitting to extend the body on a crayfish, right?




So here’s what I came up with spur of the moment.  I can already think of several adjustment/additions that could be made, namely eyes and antennae.  The eyes could be a bit of a job, but probably not for you resourceful chaps.  For the antennae some 6-8lb geen mono might be perfect,crystal flash of course, or some stripped feather shafts.  When tying juvenile crayfish, I think we all get a little carried away with the claws, and as for legs…too much bother for me right now.  Anyhow, this is what I came up with.


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Far from perfect, but for anyone who likes to play around the extended body may be one avenue to pursue.

All I did was tie in a 4-5 inch piece of mono off the back….made a dubbing loop and dubbed down and back the section I wanted…then claws were added and the body was dubbed.



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