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!
- 5/0 aberdeen hook
- White craft fur
- Crystal Flash - Silver
- Flashabou - Black
- Natural grizzly hackle feathers
- Black buck tail
- Hareline Polar Chenille - Silver
- 6.3mm dumbbell eyes
- Hareline Senyo laser dub - Black