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  1. 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
  2. So obviously I named this fly after the US president's hairline. Sorry to anyone I am offending, I mean no offense. I didnt tie it with that idea in mind, but when it came out of the vice, I thought to myself, dang that looks familiar. And I am not trying to get political, so any hateful comments will be deleted no matter what side of the fence they are from. This is a fly tying channel, not a political channel. No negative comments about the president, and no negative comments about the presidents opposition please. With that aside, I want to discuss the fly itself. I tied it with an idea in mind, to create a simple and quick shrimp that will be effective. This fly can be tied in about 10 minutes when you get the hang of it, and it does seem to move very nicely in the water. In fact my buddy that still lives near saltwater gave it a try and said he did well with it. So, Im really glad with the results. I also really love these custom eyes. I think they really add to this fly, and any other shrimp fly patterns. Hook: Ahrex NS-122 in size 8 Thread: Veevus power thread 140 in fl. orange Legs: Barred Rubber Legs Eyes: Custom Mono Shrimp Eyes Body Wrap: Cactus Chenille Spike Wing: Extra Select Craft Fur in Tan Head Cement: Solarez "Ultra Thin" UV Resin
  3. 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
  4. Ok. Piker20 requested a step by step for a prawn i put up in the saltwater fly thread. As expected the result is slightly different but you'll get the gist I think. MATERIALS: Hook: gamakatsu b10s #6 Thread: monofilament Egg sack: hot orange flat-waxed nylon Underbody and legs: white bms blend or SLF or in my case a 50/50 mix of fuzzle dub and micro-brite dubbing Eyes: burnt 20 or 40lb mono painted black with a little epoxy. Feelers: one strand of crystal flash. Ok. 1 and 2. Tie in your base of mono thread, followed by your egg sack. 3. Tie in your mono eyes on top of the hook shank. 4. Dub your under body 5. Add your first layer of uv resin, flash cure (5 or 10 seconds), theb double over your crystal flash so it forms your feelers. At this point you can whip finish and trim of your thread. 6. Then continue adding small amounts of uv resin to build the body. 7. When you're largely happy with the shape, its then time to tease out the dubbing. I like to use a velcro dot on an ice cream stick. 8. You may want to continue shaping your prawn by progressively adding small layers. But once you are happy trim your feelers and you're done. This is roughlyvwhat the finished product looks like. There are many of you here woth better skills than I, so i expect that some of your producta will simply be stunning.
  5. Crabs and shrimp are very important food sources for many saltwater fish species. Among the most popular of these species are the drum family. Red drum (commonly known as redfish) and black drum both eat crabs and shrimp redily. Black drum in south Texas especially go after black colored crab flies that are fished along the bottom. This fly resembles both a crab and a shrimp, and is very effective for both redfish and black drum. It also is effective for many other species like bonefish (when tied smaller) and permit. The flashy materials used helps get the fish's attention without being too flashy to scare them away. Hook: Gamakatsu SS15 size 2 (can be tied from size 6-1/0 on any saltwater long shank hook) Thread: Danville 210 flat waxed Flash: Holographic Flashabou (any fine flash material like crystal flash could work) Tail: Super Flash Dubbing (any stripped tinsel flash like ice dubbing could work) Claws: Grizzly saddle hackle (Black hackle works great as well) Body: Super Fiber (EP fiber, or any type of fine synthetic fiber can work) Weight: Dumbbell eyes in the largest size that will fit on the hook properly. Music: funnysong, ukulele, Sunny - Bensound.com
  6. Sorry guys and girls. swap cancelled. need to make a few other things a priority. And i don't want another repeat of no. 2. Where it has been nearly 2 months since the 'mail by date' and flies still haven't been seen by participants. sorry to disappoint.
  7. The Schminnow was originally created by Norm Zeigler to fish snook on the small islands off of Florida. This fly resembles a large wooly bugger, but was originally tied with estaz. I myself have made some small edits to the fly and I call it the "super schminnow" its more flashy, has even more movement in the water, and has a weighted head for some jigging action. One of the reasons this fly works so great is that it can resemble a shrimp, or a baitfish. So its great for multiple fishing situations. Hook: Gamakatsu SS15 size 1/0 Thread: Danville 210 waxed in white Tail: White select craft fur Under Body: EZ Body over dubbing Over Body: Ice dubbing (pearl) Music: Sunny & Funnysong - Bensound.com Dumbbell Eye Tips: https://youtu.be/1vAds9-bnhA
  8. Some more shrimp flies , from my vice to fish after sea trout in the sea.
  9. Doc halls tailing shrimp was designed specifically to fish the flats for bonefish by Daniel "doc" Hall. He is a legendary bone fisherman that created many amazing flies that do a good job in tricking those tough and skittish bonefish. Hook: Gamakatsu SL45 Bonefish Hook size 8-2 (I am using size 6) You can also use any bonefish type hook. Thread: Danville 210 flat waxed color pink (pink, orange, salmon, brown and tan can all work) Also, you can use any thread size you feel comfortable with, I just like the ease of building a head with the flat waxed. Body: Super fiber color tan (tan, light brown, pink, orange, and white all work) You can also use buck tail. Flash: Krystal Flash color Gold (but you can use any color you want, get creative) Back: Grizzly saddle hackle, Use the cheaper stuff, no need for dry fly hackle. Just whatever you use for your wooly buggers or streamers. Make sure its thin on the tips though. Epoxy: Solarez "Thin Hard" UV curing epoxy. Music: (jazzcomedy & jazzyfrenchy) - Bensound.com https://youtu.be/7gyNBKMb5Yw
  10. I changed up a bit of the normal standing shrimp materials. Whatcha think of this version? https://youtu.be/nLBgkANCa-I
  11. Morning / evening all Haven't been putting a lot up in the way of reports of late.. So just thought I'd pop a quick little post up highlighting a couple of my recent trips... Nothing special, but my sight fishing journey is coming along nicely, and the northern pikey bream here in NQld are a great place to learn important techniques wrt spotting fish and leading fish, and also honing my precision casting.... I've been focusing lately on 3 flies as well... The shrimp fly I tied for the 2nd annual redfish swap, a bms hammerhead style pattern, and also as of last week a cool zonker patterm, tied in a similar fashion to a tarpon leach or a bunny fly.... It has been a little quiet, depending on where I visit, but the good thing is, that patience and observance really pays off.... So... first.. I had a guy up from Sydney who actually usually fishes for Australian Bass and trout in the freshwater down there... His mission was to put a bend in his 6wt. Mission accomplished... Although he only boated one fish, he put a bend in his rod a couple of times, and also managed to sight enough to be enthused about re-aquainting himself with his own local saltwater estuaries when he got home Caught on an unweighted bucktail streamer Of course I managed a couple, and am really loving the fishability of the shrimp pattern I tied for the redfish swap... and of course my marabou thing simply drew fish from miles away... Then I went on a semi-solo mission to the south... exploring some water I don't usually fish.. It was tough.. But I managed to add a new species to that shrimp I tied. This weekend just gone was really no different... We would usually have had a club trip shceduled, but with 20 knots forecast we decided to postpone until this weekend (the chop on our bay can be real short and sharp... and definitely uncomfortable). One of the guys was still keen to fish, and so we headed North to Hinchinbrook so I could show him how I go about targeting the bream. Looking back towards the boat ramp cruising in my tinny Didn't take long for old mate to connect to something.. although first fish to the boat was a nice baby giant trevally that ate a pink over white clouser minnow. The second fish boated also ate a clouser minnow... by this stage we'd sighted a couple of fish.. but had not been successful in hooking up to a bream.... So.. it was with great anticipation that I ventured deeper into the mangrove lined creeks.... The fish weren't as prevalent as they cane be... BUT, there were enough around to keep us excited... especially when every good cast to a fish was rewarded with an eat.... I had tied six of my #2 zonker flies in a range of colours, and in the end it didn't matter which it was that I threw at them.. and I only brought one of them home with me (all lost to fish). The best thing is,... that now we have entered Spring.. These little blighters are going to continue schooling and being viable sight fishing options right up until we get our first flooding rains....
  12. Tied these up today from a "gurgler" pattern that Mr. Blaminack posted on Instagram. Hope to feed it to my pet trout by my office if they ever decide to show up. Sunny day Cloudy day
  13. EP Pinfish Baitfish Rabbit Crab Chard's A.M. Special (baby tarpon fly) Tarpon Fly Some Random Fly (found on a blog/) Everglades Special EP
  14. HEY! I`m new in this forum, and just wanted to say hey! I live in Norway, Steinkjer, and work as a photographer. For most of the time i fish for sea trout and cod. Especially in the wintertime when everybody else is sitting in the couch watching tv I tie mostly saltwater patterns, but some freshwater flies. I am attaching some pictures, last picture is taken out of our window. Check out my blog: www.joachimwiig.tumblr.com And my website: www.cafotografer.com
  15. Keeping a shrimpy theme and working through the spectrum. #2 on my list of the essential classics is the Polar Shrimp. I caught my first wild Winter steelhead buck with a version of this pattern on Oregon's Sandy River. Category: Steelhead Thread: Fl. Orange Tail: Red hackle fibers Rib: Medium Silver Oval Tinsel Body: Hot orange angora Hackle: Hot orange saddle with orange Guinae collar Wing/Wingcase: White bucktail See pattern details here
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