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b0ogaloo



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 08, 2008 3:21 pm    Post subject: Shrimp Pattern Reply with quote
Hi all ...

Firstly this site is a fantastic online resource

I'm new to the forum and to fly tying

I've been working on a shrimp pattern. using ideas I borrowed from here Embarassed and other sites

your thoughts appreciated.. go easy on me please



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 08, 2008 6:39 pm    Post subject: Shrimp pattern Reply with quote
b0ogaloo. Your shrimp seems to me very realistic and certainly will catch fish. I tied some shrimps too and I am looking forward to test it next week in Denmark.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 09, 2008 8:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Nice shrimp

Is pink a better colour for the sea trout >?

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 09, 2008 1:42 pm    Post subject: Shrimp Reply with quote
I do not know. But I has been inspired by this article: http://www.globalflyfisher.com/patterns/pinkpig/

I have used brown or orange coloured shrimps so far, so I am planning to try something new.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 09, 2008 10:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Personally I've used these realistic flies in a variety of conditions and have never had a bite. As soon as I put on a pink sparkle shrimp (basically the same as the glitter shrimp but using dubbed SLF sparkle instead of fritz) I get fish almost straight away.

http://www.globalflyfisher.com/patterns/glimmer/

As with most of my experiences, both for sea trout and trout, it's not what looks good to the fisherman, but what looks good to the fish. It seems, the simpler the fly, the better it is Shocked

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b0ogaloo



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 09, 2008 11:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
I fished briefly this morning in Strangford Lough , had two bites ..but I missed them

I must tie it in pink and try it

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2008 2:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 15, 2008 12:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Excellent

What do you call the vinyl shell material ?


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 15, 2008 10:15 pm    Post subject: "Sili Skin"... Reply with quote
SILI SKIN...
It comes in small sheets...very stretchy...sticky back...I like the Mother of Pearl (thick) as it takes on fishy colours...#3071 a product of Loco Foam LLC...
I've done Gummi Minows and Gummi Eels from this stuff which are more a "craft project" than a tyeing exercise...effective and durable...
My preferred source comes from The Bears Den (on line) in Taunton, Massachusetts.
Proprietor Scott Wessel does a good job on mail order to everywhere except Venus and Mars.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 2008 12:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Brilliant , thanks very much


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 10:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
This is mine version of the Oland shrimp, also inspired by the GFF "Pattegrisen".
I have added al foam back instead of antron or plastic, to prevent the fly for turning upside down.
The fly is weighted enough to still sink, but at the bottom it will just sit on its hookpoint and hookeye.
When the trout "sniffs" at it, it will be hooked.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 07, 2008 8:00 pm    Post subject: Oland shrimp variation Reply with quote
And this is my last shrimp pattern. On las trip to Denmark this fly caught some trouts. I will test it soon again.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 11, 2008 6:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
is that DNA frosty fibers you have used as the Antenna ?

nice fly

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 14, 2008 5:50 am    Post subject: Antena Reply with quote
Hi. it is not frosty fiber, it is krystal twisted hair or something like that produced by local tackle manufacturer. But I would say there are plenty of variants sold all over the world.
By the way, I just came back from Denmark and this fly in salmon pink colour caught 6 or 7 fish. Unfortunately only 2 were caught by me Smile Fish were not interested in our flies and there were anglers everywhere. But it was very nice trip indeed.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2008 10:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
They liked my shrimp version also in Danmark Very Happy



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