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A few weeks ago, a customer of mine sent me a picture of a shrimp that he wanted me to tie for him. I had never seen this style shrimp before but gave it a go. After tying one, I realized just how nice this design was. The dubbed body gave a sorta transparent look, and the rest of the fly mimicked a shrimp perfectly! Absolutely one of the nicest shrimp patterns I have ever tied. I really like it. To be honest I cannot find this fly anywhere, so I cannot tell you exactly what it is called. So I am calling my version the Dubbed body shrimp. If any of you know the fly, and the name. Please tell me. Thank you! Here is a list of materials used on the fly. Hook: Gamakatsu SS15 in size 4 Thread: Veevus Power Thread 140 in Hot Pink Weight: Medium Dumbell Eye Pink Egg Sack: Para Post Wing in Hot Pink Leggs: Barred Rubber legs Feelers: Pearl Crystal Flash Eyes: Crustacean Mono Eyes Dubbing: Tan Senyo's Laser Dub UV Resin: Solarez Bone Dry
This is technically a brown shrimp imitation, but I think it could work (even at this coloration) for other shrimp as well. You could also tie this in other colors also. Its flashy, and has lots of movement. This fly really does work, and I caught one speckled sea trout on it when I took my trip to corpus for redfish fishing. I only caught 2 fish, and both were speckled trout. This one was the largest of the two. Shrimp are a very common food source for many fish, both freshwater and saltwater species. Brown shrimp are very common food sources for fish like redfish, speckled trout, and flounder in the gulf of mexico. Here is a list of materials I used on this fly, and a link to where you can purchase them. Hook: Gamakatsu SS15 size 2 Thread: Veevus power thread 140 in fluorescent pink Feelers: Tan Grizzly Marabou Flash: Gold Crystal Flash Eyes: Hand Made Mono Shrimp Eyes Collar: Tan Grizzly Marabou Body: Tan Craft Fur Tail: Tan Starburst Dubbing
Brown shrimp are one of the most common foods for many of the fish species in the Gulf of Mexico. From Redfish, to Speckled trout, to Permit and even flounder. All of these species eat brown shrimp and eat a lot of them. This has to be one of the most common baits to mimic when tying flies or buying lures. So you bet I am tying up a few brown trout patterns for my trip to Corpus Christy in October. This pattern closely mimics a brown trout, and also swims hook point up. It will sink to the bottom quickly due to the dumbbell eyes, and has lots of movement due to the rubber legs. Pretty much a deadly combination for redfish and speckled trout. Below is a list of all the materials I used to tie this fly. Hook: Gamakatsu SS15 in size 2 Thread: Danville 210 Flat waxed in brown Tail: Black barred rubber legs Dubbing: Trilobal dubbing in brown stone Weight: Gold lead dumbbell eyes in 5mm UV Resin: Solarez "Bone Dry"
This is my new video. Let me know what you think. Borski's Redfish Slider's are great flies for redfish and seatrout. The most common inshore forage for the gulf fish is brown shrimp. This fly mimics the brown shrimp wonderfully. It moves really nicely in the water due to being tied with craft fur. Hook: Gamakatsu SS15 Hook Size 2. (you can use any saltwater long shanked hook) Weight: Dumbell Eyes (I used 5MM size) Body: Craft fur (I used tan, but you can use any color to match the shrimp in your area) Collar: Streamer sized saddle hackle (Red, pink, or orange to resemble the egg sack on shrimp). Head and upper collar: I used elk hair, but its more traditionally tied with deer hair. Elk hair tends to be slightly less buoyant, but deer hair is easier to spin Music: (Happiness & Sunny) Bensound.com https://youtu.be/Il9EgYAoNPM