Published Dec 28. 2006 - 17 years ago
Updated or edited Aug 8. 2015

Stretch Lace Shrimp


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!

[b:a29533787c]Version 2 tying[/b:a29533787c]
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.


DistantStreams's picture


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


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!!




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,




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