Best/most Realistic Craw
Posted July 22 2012 - 06:54 AM
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Posted July 22 2012 - 10:26 AM
Posted July 22 2012 - 03:00 PM
First, the claws need to move slow.
Second, the claws need to move fast.
Rage Tail craws' claws move fast and I love them. So do the bass.
If you want a very good looking small craw for smallmouth check out the Munchies that are made in Louisiana.
Also be sure to check out the live crawfish where you are going to fish to note their color.
Posted July 22 2012 - 03:28 PM
I also still enjoy catching real craws and using them as live bait in creeks.
Posted July 22 2012 - 07:04 PM
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Posted July 23 2012 - 05:39 AM
"A voyage in search of knowledge need never abandon the spirit of adventure."
Posted July 23 2012 - 07:15 AM
Posted July 23 2012 - 11:30 AM
I think you may be whistling down the wrong path worrying about realism of appearance. Match a 3" tube pretty closely to the prevailing crayfish colors and learn to "skitter" it along cover edges and current breaks where smallies are expected to be.
As I told you before Gall, I fished that creek, realistic craws even in gin clear waters aren't always going to work as it needs to act like a craw. I really think the Yum crawbug is one of the top 5 most realistic, the "madman craws were very lifelike until they quit making them but the craw I showed you before works excellent in super clear water, you can get them in green pumpkin, green pumpkin with blue claws, orange claws whatever. What I noticed about the craws in that creek as well as the river it flows into is that in the spring the clas have a blueish color to them and so does the body but in the summer the tips of the claws get a bright orange so get some orange spike it dye or JJs magic if it comes in that color and put it on the tips of the claws of whatever you're using and it will make a difference.
Posted July 23 2012 - 12:57 PM
He also sell's a "Flutter Head" Weighted Hook for rigging the Craw that helps reduce the snags on Rocks. They are a bit pricy though. I have been using the Mr Twister weighted hook in 1/8 Oz and it works a lot better than a normal Jighead for snags.
Posted July 23 2012 - 04:29 PM
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