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hoppy



Joined: 18 Nov 2006
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Location: UK

PostPosted: Fri Dec 29, 2006 12:03 am    Post subject: Stretch Lace Shrimp Reply with quote
The picture of the real on the Honey Shrimp page has really caught me!

This is the my latest effort, im trying to get the clear body!

Version 2 tying
Hook - Drennan UV Longbelly
Thread - light tan
Tail - 'snipped' heat shrink tube
Rib - UV mono
Underbody - 1 strand of copper wire, 1 strand red wire.
Body - clear stretch lace, pulled very tight, and epoxy coated.
Legs - Cree hackle
Feelers - Clear DNA
Eyes - burnt mono.

Hoppy



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The feelers are stripped hackles - the legs are knotted mono (i dont know if i like these)
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DistantStreams



Joined: 24 Mar 2006
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Location: Denmark, Lithuania, USA

PostPosted: Fri Dec 29, 2006 8:11 am    Post subject: Shrimp Reply with quote
God that's an ugly pattern...
But it will work.

RD

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Ostsee-Silber



Joined: 19 Dec 2006
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 29, 2006 10:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Hi Hoppy,

maybe you try a clear mono thread for the body and some rubber legs instead of the mono legs.
If you like give the body a very little bit of glitter in pearl, thats what my shrimps often have.

But i think your flies will work well!

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hoppy



Joined: 18 Nov 2006
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 29, 2006 1:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
RD, i agree totally ugly - but the body is a close as i have come to the real creature featured in the on the Honey Shrimp page.

It needs some tweaking, i like the rubber legs idea, i will also be shortening the eyes.

Thanks for the feedback guys, we might not catch fish in Fyn, but i'll have a big box of flies!!

Hoppy

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 29, 2006 5:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
hoppy,

I´ve tried to re-create the colour too, and this is the closest I`ve come. It`s "homeblended dubbing". It turns "smokey/transparent" when wet, with the brown and orange bits showing. Tie an "aura-shrimp", or similar "dubbing-on-a-hook-pattern" with this, and add a shellback and eyes, instead of risking to glue yourself to the table Wink Pm me if you want some to try.

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When wet,



Cheers,
Peter

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