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#1 TIER

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Posted 17 July 2019 - 01:10 PM

I am getting ready to do a shrimp, but I am still acquiring the materials to make it.



#2 flytire

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Posted 17 July 2019 - 05:59 PM

sorry i dont tie true realistic flies

 

but this is a semi realistic stonefly

 

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#3 mikechell

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Posted 17 July 2019 - 06:14 PM

I don't tie for saltwater at all.  So the only shrimp I do are the "grass shrimp" we have in fresh water here.

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#4 Kimo

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Posted 17 July 2019 - 06:55 PM

Straw Shrimp

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https://youtu.be/U7lD-J7Y5T4

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#5 Sandan

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Posted 23 July 2019 - 01:56 PM

Straw Shrimp

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https://youtu.be/U7lD-J7Y5T4

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Outstanding



#6 mikechell

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Posted 23 July 2019 - 02:00 PM

I'd bet, to a fish, that straw shrimp would "crunch" just like the real thing.  happy.png

 

Put a little sponge soaked in shrimp puree inside there, and it'd taste right, too. dry.png

 

Some evil entity typed that "bait" thing in there ... honest !!!


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#7 Philly

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Posted 23 July 2019 - 03:08 PM

This is about as close to realistic as I'll get. 

 

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For shrimp patterns look up Bob Popovics  "Ultra Shrimp"


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#8 Bill_729

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Posted 28 July 2019 - 04:32 AM

My most realistic fly I have tied is a mayfly imitation made with an extended deer hair body, it has segmented body created with criss-crossed black tying thread tied along it's length, and 2 stripped ginger quills coming out of the rear.  The person who taught me how to make it told me to use lemon wood duck (flank?) for wings.  It's been a long time since I have made one, the three I made I no longer have, I gave them away. I said, "I can always make another one". I guess it's hard for me to show someone  a nice fly without also offering it to them, but so far I haven't given anyone two--ha!   But it's not a fast project...  I am getting ready to order a new (Peak) vise.  Maybe after I assemble some flies that I'll actually fish one, I'll make one. : )   Note: I have seen similar flies on YouTube, some created using foam.   Eager to join the fun, I've picked up a bunch of foam recently (I wasn't thinking mayflies, I was actually thinking "bees" at the time--ha!).  I know if you search on YouTube, you can find flies much like the lifelike mayfly I described, or better.

 

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