Posted: Thu Jan 11, 2007 7:31 pm Post subject: Honey Shrimp
I want to tie some Honey Shrimps. The material list says that I should use Fly Hair II for the back, but I've only been to find regular Fly Hair. Would regular Fly Hair be allright? Or is there a big difference from Fly Hair to Fly Hair II ?
Thanks for your advice. I have now tied a few Honey Shrimps, and i must admit they are quite hard, particularly those legs, i find it very hard to get them in the right posistion, well practice makes champion i quess.
I've attached a pic of one of the shrimps i have tied, they are not nearly as nice as the ones in the article, found here on GFF, but they are allright i quess. Let me know what you think, cunstructive critisisme is welcome.
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Posted: Tue Feb 06, 2007 1:23 pm Post subject:
Any suggestions for simplifying/moderating the pattern?
Chenille or some sort of yarn for body?! Leave the eyes?! Or...??? _________________ Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day.
Teach a man to flyfish, and he will sell his family for a nice collection of Sage rods.
I do not know how you simplify the Honey Shrimp. The original pattern is what you see.
If you cut off the unnecessary you will end up with a hook dubbed with your favorite long fibered dubbing. That's it. That is the most simple you can get.
The Honey Shrimp will probably not catch more fish than the dubbing fly, but it is definitely more fun to tie and it looks great in the water.
The Junior Mysis is a more simple shrimp like pattern. You may start with that one. Try it in a tan version.
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