I basically forced Josh into doing a video about this fly because I totally love it. The Alters Rusty Crayfish is something of an “impressionist” version of a crayfish, but when that fly is in the water it looks and moves just like a darting crayfish.
I have had incredible success with this fly, especially for smallmouth. However, I have also caught pike and walleye with it. I’m quite certain it would work for any predatory species, anywhere there are crayfish.
Thread: Montana Fly premium 3/0 dark brown
Tail: Rust brown marabout & root beer/pearl Krystal Flash
Body: Estaz metallique rust & brown hen hackle with wire rib
Collar: Brown marabou
Head: Lead barbell eyes dubbed with rusty brown Ice Dub