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bull creek crayfish

Posted: Mon May 07, 2007 9:27 pm
by Ron Mc
yesterday, this was the fly of the day on Cibolo Creek - I know it doesn't look like much, but it works. It my freshwater version of Allie's Shrimp.
I named it after an 8-lb. bass that it took in the Bull Creek impoundment that is now the Austin City park on Spicewood Springs Road.
(if this fly looks a bit tired, its because it caught 2 dozen+ fish yesterday)
olive thread,
size 10 2x-long streamer hook
the tail is mustard-colored sili legs tied in an X and cut to uneven lengths
Bead chain eyes on the outside of the bend, at the the bottom of the shank just above the bend
amber lace in a large size around the eyes and halfway up the hook
dubbing loop abdomen, a mix of olive and rust
pheasant rump soft hackle

it's also a very good carp fly

it's actually quite a bit different from the Allie's Shrimp I use in the salt, but both seem to work quite well for shrimpy critters.

Re: bull creek crayfish

Posted: Wed Apr 06, 2011 6:35 pm
by Gib
Ok well I know this is an old post but I have some questions.

Where can I get amber lace? I searched it but cant find it.

And dubbing loop? I of course know what dubbing is, but loop? thanks! I can't wait too tie some up and use them!

Re: bull creek crayfish

Posted: Thu Apr 07, 2011 8:20 am
by kphelps.tx
I don’t know about the amber lace but a dubbing loop is a technique for applying dubbing where you create a loop with the tread, place dubbing in the loop, twist it to hold the dubbing then wrap it around the hook.

Re: bull creek crayfish

Posted: Sat Apr 09, 2011 4:59 pm
by mickmcco

This is a great fly and worth learning to tie. I found it works on the creek behind my house here in Dallas.

Here is a short tutorial on dubbing loops.

I am rediscovering them this weekend as I make some buggy nymphs and buggers for trout in the Lower Mountain Fork.

The amber lace is also called vinyl rib, or "v-rib", in the color amber. I think I got mine at Feather-Craft, here: ... age&page=1


Re: bull creek crayfish

Posted: Thu Apr 14, 2011 8:34 am
by Ron Mc
amber-colored larvae lace or V-rib.
thanks Mick.

Re: bull creek crayfish

Posted: Mon Dec 02, 2013 10:57 am
by dominguez.fg
Just wanted to say thank you for this pattern.
I was in Florida visiting my family over the holiday. I fished this pattern in the golf courses with my 2wt and was killing it with this one fly.
I would up leaving the 3 Bullcreek Crayfish I had in my fly box with my brother (he buys flies)