(Next Generation Dub) Shrimp.
There are not many flies that are engulfed by fish
as soon as they hit the water. Well this is what happened first *three* casts
I used this fly! This is a very effective shrimp pattern that only takes minutes
to tie, lasts well and catches a LOT of fish. The one shown below uses pink but
the NGD brushes come in lots of different colours.
Thread 6/0 or similar to match colour of shrimp.
bear or similar hair for feelers.
Tail fur for secondary feelers.
(Next generation Dub) Twister (here
I used Shrimp in SW Medium)
34007 hooks in size 6 and 4 or similar (Shown is a Sakuma).
the Thread on the hook and work down the to the hook bend above the barb.
in a small tuft of Polar Bear hair or similar, to match, or even contrast the
fly. Tie in a little of the short hairs from the base of a squirrel Tail. Trim
in a gold dumbell just below or beside the trim point. Tie this in on top of the
shank to fish the shrimp hook point up or below the shank to fish it the right
way up. Here it is tied in below the shank
in the NGD Dubbing brush with the fibres facing down and return the thread to
the hook eye.
one or two turns in front of the dumbells and then take a figure of eights around
the dumbells. Keep brushing the fibres to the front of the fly with each turn.
Wind the NGD brush down to the hook eye and secure.
No need for touching turns as the brush is quite bushy. Three or four turns is
fine. Tie off fly and cut thread.
Take your scissors and trim the *sides* of the
just trim the top and bottom a little to give the shape above.
a spot of varnish on the treads to finish.
... and there you have it. Unlike other materials,
NGD dub is actually plant based. Yes, we've just made a Veggie shrimp! It is a
a little expensive as fly tying materials go and those that can make their own
dubbing brushes may like to buy the raw dubbing and make the brushes themselves.
But you can't argue with the fish and three fish in the first three casts tells
me that there's something about this stuff that is worth giving it a go. You can
get 3-4 Shrimps from a strip and there are three strips in a pack meaning you
get about 10-12 flies from a £3.80 pack.
the fly wet. Shrimpier than Shipman's Shrimp Paste!
tying and if you have any problems, We're in the
Carl Hutchinson is a qualified instructor
with the EFFA and FFFUSA and runs saltwater fly fishing Mullet with www.corporateflyfishing.com He is
a member of the 55 yard club and current Roxtons International Saltwater Fly Casting
Champion and has fished extensively in many saltwater locations and specialises
in saltwater fly fishing for Salmon in Canada.