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May's Full Motion Crayfish

Ontario-based guide Steve May, with the help of fellow guide Ken Collins, developed this fly along the banks of Canada's Grand River with trophy smallies in mind. Designed to bounce along the bottoms of streams where crayfish live, May's Full-Motion Crayfish is a true smallmouth slayer. Sizes: 4, 8.
Average Customer Rating:
4.667 out of 5
4.7
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Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating Snapshot (6 reviews)
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6 of 6(100%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for May's Full Motion Crayfish
Review 1 for May's Full Motion Crayfish
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great Pattern for River Smallies,
August 28, 2013
By: Boloni
"I generally use woolly buggers and clouser minnows for smallmouth bass but lately they have not seemed effective for me. I've had this fly for a while and had never used it. Figured, I might as well as try it. Wow, the smallies crushed these flies hard. For a second I thought I might have had a mini-steelhead on. Highly recommended."
Review 2 for May's Full Motion Crayfish
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Been searching,
August 26, 2013
By: Broseph
from Harpers Ferry, W.V.
"I bought this fly somewhere along the way and I have tried to replicate it with little success. I used it 3 different days on the Shenandoah river in W.V. and caught about 4 dozen small mouths until it started to fall apart, which is amazing. I have used cray fish patterns similar,but this one produced the best and lasted the longest."
Review 3 for May's Full Motion Crayfish
Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
nice fly, EXCEPT eye had cement in it,
May 30, 2013
By: JimC1
from NJ USA
"I'd buy again, but considering the premium price, I was surprised this had to have its eye cleaned. It was hard stuff, needed a large sharp safety pin tip to chip through it. From now on, I'll be checking all my orvis flies before heading to the water."
Review 4 for May's Full Motion Crayfish
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Must have fly for smallmouth,
July 10, 2010
By: djordan8
from Ontario, Canada
Good Value: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Meets Expectations: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Appearance: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
"Without a doubt one of the best smallmouth patterns there is..
Paired with a vertical streamer presentation, it really can't be beat..
Hats off to Steve and Ken...."
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Ratings-Only Reviews for May's Full Motion Crayfish
Based on the average of (2) ratings-only reviews
Overall Rating: 
4.5 / 5
4.5 / 5
Would recommend? Yes 2 out of 2