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Common Craw

Common Craw Carp Fly Tying Instructions

The Common Craw is one buggy little Carp Fly developed by James Spicer.  The Common Craw was designed for picky carp on the South Platte River in Denver.  The Common Craw is a fairly heavy fly, this is why it works so well in the river.  The Common Craw sinks quickly and stays on the bottom, right where the Carp want it!  The Common Craw is made of supple materials, which allows it to move and breath in the water.  The Common Craw also works on trout!  I initially developed the fly for Carp, but Trout have a hard time resisting it as well!  Give it a try!

Common Craw Fly Tying Recipe:
Hook: #04 Gamakatsu SL45
Thread: Olive Veevus 6/0
Weight: .020 Lead Wire
Eyes: Red Medium Painted Lead Eyes
Tail: 1 Plume Olive and 1 Plume Black Extra Select Marabou
Body: Crawfish Orange, Natural, Black, or Red Zonker Pine Squirrel
Thorax: Peacock Herl
Head: Peacock Herl
Glue: Zap A Gap Brush On

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