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This is a fairly complex shrimp pattern, a little difficult to tie, but also durable. It fishes upside down and is tied by Danish Mads Schmidt who has had great success with the fly.
My acquaintance with the Up Side Down Shrimp started more than three years ago. Back then it was one of its relatives named the Honey Shrimp that was at the end of my tippet. I fished with it for half a year and had many contacts with trout.
But there was a minor problem.
Between the hooked fish there was also quite a few trout that were not hooked despite properly rapid strikes and even strip strikes. The fly was obviously very attractive to the fish, but I thought the hook lacked a wider gape.
I decided to start to tie it in my own way with the adjustments that I wanted.
That was a hook that could reduce missed hookups and materials that worked well in the water. The last, but probably the most important issue, the placement of the weight, took me quite a few attempts to get right, but finally it was 100% right in the water - up side down.
The up side down shrimp you see here, is effective all year round. It is relatively difficult to tie, but very durable and will provide many catches. One of these flies from my box had ten trout on its conscience, and didn't look worn out in any way. Unfortunately, I lost it before, it was worn down.
The USD Shrimp is a very efficient shrimp imitation, which is at the end of my tippet 80% of the time I spend on the coast.