Published Jun 13. 2017 - 2 years ago

Bob Veverka's Mantis Shrimp

Bob Veverka came up with the design of his Mantis Shrimp in response to finding missing elements that weren't filled by standard bonefish patterns. The educated bonefish were picky and had seen quite a number of the standard flies.

The fly design uses separated legs so that they can each be moved independently rather than clumped in one section. the Rabbit carapace also gives the fly a lot of natural looking movement.

There have been some who have issues with the fly riding point down when tied with bead chain eyes. This seems to remedy itself when brass or lead eyes are used. that being said, it is a highly effective saltwater fly and one I consider essential to any angler's saltwater fly box.

DIY laser Dub -

Veverka Mantis Shrimp Saltwater Fly Recipe

Hook: Saltwater #2-6
Thread: Tan 6/0
Eyes: 3.2mm black bead chain
Tail: Tan fox or craft fur
Mouth: Ginger or tan rabbit
Legs: Silicone orange and brown
Body: Tan Laser Dub


Song: Sekai - Somebody [NCS Release]
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Martin Joergensen

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