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Capt. Caveman

tied by Chalk
Fly Type: General Saltwater,
Target Species: Redfish, Sea Trout,
Recommended Region: Southeast US,
Imitation: Crabs, Shrimp/Prawns,
Material List:
Hook: Mustad 34007 size 1 or 2 or 4 .
Thread: Flat waxed nylon - color depends on craft fur
Tail: Craft fur stripped with a marker
Body: Medium Chenille (using larger chenille will not work well, the dubbing loop hides the larger chenille by wrapping it down with the dubbing loop)
Wing: Palmered Craft fur in a dubbing loop
Head: X small to small eyes
Weed Guard: 30-pound mono
Tying Instructions: Color choices are up to you..I started tying this fly in tan and orange...I have also tied it with EP fibers, tends to look more like a pinfish or fish pattern than a skrimp with the EP

Tie in craft fur tail somewhere between the hook barb and point

Take a sharpie and bar the tail

Tie in dubbing loop on top of tail and hook shank

Pull dubbing loop away from the hook and secure it on the vise (I usually hang it on the vise)

Tie in medium chenille in front of the dubbing loop

Wrap thread forward and tie in dumbbell eyes

Wrap thread back behind the eye

Palmer chenille forward and tie off behind the eyes

Cut some select craft fur and insert it into the dubbing loop and spread it out and twist

Palmer the dubbing loop through the chenille to the back of the eyes and tie off

Take a small comb and comb the hair back

Tie in the weed guard if you want one

Whip finish and apply head cement.

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