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Crabs and shrimp are a staple food source for fish like the Redfish, black drum, pompano, and other popular saltwater sport fish. These are fun fish to catch while fishing flats as you can sight cast to them while they are eating. I fish a lot for redfish down in the Gulf of Texas and the reds down there love eating crabs. Most crabs are difficult to tie, but when you get them down they can work really really well. This crab fly has worked really well for me and my closest fishing buddies for fishing redfish in the Gulf of Mexico. It is a great representation of a blue crab, but can mimic other crab species if you want to tie it in other colors. It sits on the bottom in a defensive stance which make it look like a crab trying to use its pinchers against a redfish or other crustacean eater. They aren't easy to tie and definitely aren't quick, but do work well. So give it a try.
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 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
Made these for Kudu, I normally take a few months to complete an order but when he offered me his boat if I could make them for his trip to Florida next week, I figured he was serious and said to keep the boat, I'll still do it. I set a record and started and mailed them out in five days! Look for them on the 26th Kudu. Kirk