The Junior Mysis
A mysis/shrimp imitation
I like patterns, which somehow imitate what sea trout prefer for dinner. Sculpins, sand eels, shrimp and mysis are often found during an autopsy.
Some years ago, Ken Bonde Larsen showed me a fly, which looked interesting. It was white and the dubbing extended in all directions, but in the water it looked amazingly different.
In a magazine an article showed a technique called "the aura technique" where the thread was dubbed and looped. A second and lighter dubbing material was added in the loop. That looked interesting too and when I read an article about mysis and studied some by myself I tied The Junior Mysis. The result was maybe more a shrimp than a mysis imitation.
So the inspiration to this pattern came from many places, and to claim that it was purely my idea might be overdoing it.
I do not remember what I first called it. On a trip to Bornholm, where it (I) took some good sea trouts, my friends called me "The Mite" which was transferred to "Junior Mite", because I am the youngest member of our Team Bornholm. From there the name went to Junior Mysis, which I think is a very appropriate name. It goes something like this: