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#1 Sandworm

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Posted 30 April 2015 - 08:51 AM

Hi my friends. Here's a few pic's of my Grass Shrimp . It's a collectable fly now. But if u remove the legs and add soft hackles it turns into a Bone and Permit fly. Oh we'll , just a little something I came up with on a rainy day. Hope you like it. Thanks

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#2 mikechell

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Posted 30 April 2015 - 09:15 AM

Slim little critter.  Nicely tied.


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Posted 30 April 2015 - 09:56 AM

Thanks Buddy. It's a little slim but most of the small live Shrimp I have handled usually are . They get a lot porky when they get to Fish Market size . The small one"s are actually transparent. But a clear shrimp is harder to see so I added a splash of color.

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Posted 30 April 2015 - 02:52 PM

Yeah ... I wasn't complaining.  Sparse is what's always called for with streamers and stuff.  We forget that same principal applies to "hard body" flies, too.

Less sometimes IS more.


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#5 Sandworm

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Posted 30 April 2015 - 03:49 PM

Oh

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Posted 01 May 2015 - 06:36 AM

Last post was supposed to say -
" oh I know , I ' glade you like it ". But it didn't post correctly for some reason. Check out the Hellgrammite I posted .
Thanks