Published Jun 24. 2021 - 3 years ago

Big Ugly

Aaron Adams's Big Ugly is an effective ghost shrimp mantis shrimp imitation. It's on the big side for a bonefish fly, but it's simple, durable and deadly in the right situations. Look for mantis holes or the little humps made by ghost shrimps to indicate where bones and other species may be receptive to this pattern.
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Materials list
Hook: Gamakatsu SL11-3H
Thread: Fluorescent "Gotcha" pink Danville's
Weight: Bead chain or dumbbells
Tail: Tan craft fur (barred with marker)
Body: Root beer cactus chenille
Wing: Tan craft fur
Weed guard: 16-20lb hard mono

Martin Joergensen

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