Fourteen videos later, a thumb dominated tyer finds a pattern that uses easily obtained materials and has instructions that allow for the production of crayfish flies that draws fire when dead drifted or swum hook up just off the bottom.
The Clouser Crayfish pattern is time-consuming to tie and unavoidably includes a collection of many materials, but the catch logs for crayfish patterns are filled with big trout stories.
Clouser Crayfish Fly Tying Recipe:
Hook: #02-08 Tiemco 5263
Thread: White 6/0 Veevus
Mouth: Pheasant Tail
Eyes: Black Large EP Crab Shimp Eyes
Claws: Natural Mallard Flank
Back: Light Olive Furry Foam
Dubbing: Sand or Tan Antron Dubbing
Legs: Grizzly Whiting Bugger Pack