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#1 fshng2

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Posted 31 July 2019 - 04:06 PM

Antenna: Bug legs brown FTD
Head: Back of Bucktail
Mouth & Tail : Boar hair (Tail also serves as weedguard)
Eyes: Mono melted and dipped in black powder coating then reflashed
Body: Antron tan
Egg Sac: Orange marker over antron
Shell: Clear aquarium tubing attached with 12# mono and creates segments
 
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#2 DarrellP

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Posted 03 August 2019 - 06:43 AM

Nice simple fly.  I have been looking for a Shrimp fly that could be expendable.  


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#3 fshng2

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Posted 26 August 2019 - 02:03 PM

Thanks DarrellP, FYI I revised the pattern after making a few and posted it in the pattern database.
http://www.flytyingf...ttern14104.html
I eliminated the boars hair and am using bucktail.
For the tail I now use either the tip of maribou or hen hackle.

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#4 Piker20

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Posted 12 October 2019 - 12:45 PM

Thanks DarrellP, FYI I revised the pattern after making a few and posted it in the pattern database.
http://www.flytyingf...ttern14104.html
I eliminated the boars hair and am using bucktail.
For the tail I now use either the tip of maribou or hen hackle.

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h9tCziT.jpg


Are you adding any glue at all with the tubing or it just pushes on??
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Posted 12 October 2019 - 02:56 PM

I tightly secured the tubing with mono, so no glue needed.

#6 Piker20

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Posted 12 October 2019 - 04:01 PM

Cheers
Matthew 25: 35-36 "Out of every 100 men, 10 shouldnt even be there, 80 are just targets, nine are the real fighters, and we are lucky to have them, for they make the battle. Ah, but the one, one is a warrior and he will bring the others back. "No man ever steps in the same river twice"   Heraclitus, 5 B.C

Based Scottish Highlands. UK

MUSTAD The wise anglers choice.