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First published June 15th 2011 - More than 2 years ago
Tying shrimp flies
How to tie the best shrimp fly patterns. Imitations of shrimp for saltwater fishing for bonefish, sea trout and many more fish that eat shrimps.
Kern's Perfect Leo ShrimpShrimp: A realistic, perfect swimming shrimp imitation for both hot and cold water and a big variety of species. The fly has many neat details and is a great upgrade from those quickly tied flies. It makes your fly box look great and keeps you away from the TV.
Get shrimped here
The Pink Pig - PattegrisenA tentacled all-rounder : You have probably heard about and maybe even watched The Pink Panther. If so, you also know the soundtrack. Put that on and take a look to see what a Pink Pig is, and if it has anything in common with the panther or if there is more Miss Piggy in this fly tied for tarpon, bonefish and trout.
To the tying table
Honey ShrimpShrimp for a cocktail: There are thousands of shrimp patterns in the world, made from the same template. This pattern is a time consumer, but it makes it more interesting tying shrimp flies. The eyes, proportions and legs gives this pattern some kind of magic.
See how to make the leggy one here
Salty dreams and glassy shrimpSalt: Chris Edghill writes: "Fascinating to see how they worked together, one would dive in between the rocks and sea grass, completely burying itself and the others just milled around waiting for a shrimp to dart out from it's hiding place where it would be quickly devoured."
This experience spawned his S.L.S. Shrimp
Great Lakes Irish InvadersTube flies: Bob Kenly takes a turn with some tubes from the Canadian Tube Fly Company and converts a traditional Irish fly into something... let's just say not as traditional. So Chris's Irish Shrimp turned into Great Lakes Orange, a steelhead pattern tied on a tube.
See the pattern description here.