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I started out wanted to tie Allen Sherman’s Fuzzy Grub that I witnessed the Menominee’s smallies couldn’t resist while fishing with him this year on the ISA Road trip, but I didn’t not have any EP Tarantura brush on hand.  So I substituted the EP Tarantura brush with chenille and hackle.  The finished fly was basically a Wooly Bugger with silicon rubber tail instead of the traditional marabou tail.  Next, I thought maybe adding eyes would make the fly looks much more buggier.  So it turned into this fly: The Sili Bugger.

Not sure if the fly already exists in another name, because it's basically a Wooly Bugger with silicon rubber leg tail and eyes.

Sili Bugger1.jpg

Sili Bugger2.jpg

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Thanks for showing it to us.

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17 hours ago, rich mc said:

yery nice  what size is the hook

Rich, I experimented with both size 2 & 4.  In the top picture, 2 of those flies were size 2 and the other 2 were size 4.  The hooks were Mustad Ultrapoint 32833NP-BN 2 Extra Strong.  They are 90deg jig hooks.

Thanks for the compliments everyone.  Can't wait to try it out.

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Forgot to mention that the eyes were made out of these hair brushes from Dollar Store.

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Rich, they might work but crayfish tend to go more dormant during the cold weather months, and of course that is when the float and fly is mostly used.  Hence I'm guessing why a minnow imitation jig is mostly used. 

 

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I've tied crawfish before I lve used a size 10 jig hook  used for comp anglers.  Here is the recipe. I don't got a picture but do have two versions 

 

Size 10 jig hook with 60 degree bend eye

Olive crawfish

Tail- Coyote or similar hair 

Body- black and olive chenllie 

Rib- thread or wire of chouse

Body- hackle-  barred ginger or grizzly

Front hackle- phrase rump

Eyes - brass dumbbells in black or gold

 

Rusty orange crawfish

Hook size 10 jig hook 

Thread- fire orange 6/0

Tail- brown Marabou

Body- polar chenllie in hot orange

Body hackle- barred ginger

Rib wire or thread

Front hackle- pheasant rump

Eyes gold brass

 

I'll try to find pictures

 

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