This is a very effective shrimp pattern that only
takes minutes to tie, lasts well and catches a LOT of fish. Best colours are Pink,
Rust and White, but you can go crazy and make up many different mixes of Veniards
Thread 6/0 or similar to match colour of shirmp.
bear or similar hair for feelers.
feathers for secondary feelers.
Glister sparkle Dubbing in various colours
34007 hooks in size 6 and 4.
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
that, tie in a Few mallard fibres and trim.
your gold dumbells up against the trimmed ends and tie on with figure of eight
wraps. Finish with horizontal wraps between hook and eyes to tighen everything
down. The eyes should be above the hook point and on top of the hook to make it
swim upside down.
Take the thread in the left hand (presuming you'reright
handed) and make a 6-8 inch loop in front of the eyes. Tie in the loop with the
thread. Hook your dubbing twirler into the loop.
Take a *small* pinch of Veniards Glister Sparkel
and place in between the loop of line. A little goes a long way.
the thread just above the dubbing twirler and start twirling. When you've built
up enough turns, let go with the fingers so the turns shoot up the loop trapping
the Glister Spakle. Add more turns as required to produce the effect above. Don't
do too many turns or you'll have too tight a dubbing loop.
the thread back to the eye. Make two turns of dubbing loop in front of the eyes
and then go around the dumbels with a figure of eight on each side.(so two turns
go over the top of the dumbells). Continue winding the dubbing loop creating a
tapered budy. You can go over the dubbing already laid on the hook to produce
this. Tie in the loop when you reach the eye. Tie off the fly.
add a small spot of varnish to the thread. Take
your dubbing picker (a bodkin or velcro also works) and tease out some fibres
to make the fly scraggly.
there you have it! 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.