Published Dec 28. 2006 - 13 years ago
Updated or edited Aug 8. 2015

Stretch Lace Shrimp

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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

DistantStreams's picture

Shrimp...

God that's an ugly pattern...
But it will work.

RD

Hi Hoppy,...

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!

RD, i agree totally ugly -...

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

hoppy,...

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.

When dry,

When wet,

Cheers,
Peter

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