Friday, August 22, 2014

Step by Step - CARF Crappie

Here's a step by step of how to tie a small but big crappie pattern I've been tying up lately for bass, pike, and possibly musky.
Step One - Self explanatory.

Step Two - Tie in nice size hunk of white craft fur to use as a tail.
Step Three - Silver crystal flash.
Step Four - Black holographic Flashabou.

Step Five - 2 natural grizzly hackle feathers. One on each side.

Step Six - Reverse tie in some black buck tail.
Step Seven - Add more silver crystal flash.

Step Eight - Reverse tie in another small hunk of black buck tail
Step Nine - Tie in some white craft fur. Make 2 wraps and work it around the hook shank with your fingers before making more secure wraps. (I ran out of black thread....Oops!)
Step Ten - Dumbbell eyes towards the front.

Step Eleven - Palmer some silver polar chenille up to the back of the dumbbell eyes.

Step Twelve - Tie in some black Senyo laser dub to make the head.
Step Thirteen - Whip finish.
Step Fourteen - Beer yourself or go fishing....or both at the same damn time!

Material list
  1. 5/0 aberdeen hook
  2. White craft fur
  3. Crystal Flash - Silver
  4. Flashabou - Black
  5. Natural grizzly hackle feathers
  6. Black buck tail
  7. Hareline Polar Chenille - Silver
  8. 6.3mm dumbbell eyes
  9. Hareline Senyo laser dub - Black