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Spawning Shrimp

tied by Chalk
Fly Type: General Saltwater,
Target Species: Redfish,
Recommended Region: Southeast US,
Imitation: Shrimp/Prawns,
Material List:
Hook: Mustad 34007 size 2 or 4.
Thread: Flat waxed nylon (color your choice)
Tail: Crystal Flash (color similar to wing), silli-legs (color your choice) and burnt mono eyes
Egg Sac: Ice chenille large orange
Body: Ice chenille or estaz (color your choice) - medium to large depends on how buggy you like your bugs
Wing: Palmered select craft fur (color your choice)
Head: 1/8 eyes (hook size dependent)
Weed Guard: 20-pound hard mason mono

Tying Instructions: My version of the EP spawning shrimp & Noleflyfishers shrimp. Color is your choice for the fly, as well as hook size.

Wrap hook shank with thread to just past the barb
Tie in flash twice the length of the hook
Tie in Silli-legs 2/3's the length of the flash
Tie burnt mono eyes.
Tie in large orange ice chenille egg sac, two or three wraps only.
An option is to wrap the whole body with the egg sac chenille, the white ones in the picture above are that way.
Tie in chenille for the body
Wrap thread forward and tie in eyes leaving space for weed guard.
Wrap the body chenille half the distance to the eyes and tie off.
Now form a dubbing loop 3-4 inches and fill with craft fur. I place the cut ends of the craft fur close to the dubbing loop, space the fur up and down the loop, then spin the dubbing loop. Once the loop is tight, the craft fur will be spun around the dubbing loop...take time to comb the hair out, give it a brush. Once you have it in order palmer it around the shank to the eyes, make sure you stroke the hair back as you palmer forward. Wrap thread around the loop and cut the excess dubbing loop off and wrap some more to secure it.
Tie in the weedguard
Whip finish
Head cement.
The craft fur wrapped around the body as you palmered it, comb out the hair, cut any wild hairs and you are done.

Enjoy...if you tie some up and catch something on it post it here, I'd love to see it

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