Published Feb 21. 2016 - 6 years ago
Updated or edited Apr 27. 2018

Doc Halls Tailing Shrimp

Doc halls tailing shrimp was designed specifically to fish the flats for bonefish by Daniel "doc" Hall. He is a legendary bone fisherman that created many amazing flies that do a good job in tricking those tough and skittish bonefish.

Hook: Gamakatsu SL45 Bonefish Hook size 8-2 (I am using size 6) You can also use any bonefish type hook.

Thread: Danville 210 flat waxed color pink (pink, orange, salmon, brown and tan can all work) Also, you can use any thread size you feel comfortable with, I just like the ease of building a head with the flat waxed.

Body: Super fiber color tan (tan, light brown, pink, orange, and white all work) You can also use buck tail.

Flash: Krystal Flash color Gold (but you can use any color you want, get creative)

Back: Grizzly saddle hackle, Use the cheaper stuff, no need for dry fly hackle. Just whatever you use for your wooly buggers or streamers. Make sure its thin on the tips though.

Epoxy: Solarez "Thin Hard" UV curing epoxy.

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pjeversman's picture

Is that a hen or a rooster...

Is that a hen or a rooster grizzle hackle? Hen feathers seem to be broader and yours look like they are fairly thin.

pjeversman's picture

Nice tie by the way....

Nice tie by the way.

Do you guys like the new...

Do you guys like the new video format? I've been working on improving them. Let me know what you think.

It is rooster, sorry I didn't...

It is rooster, sorry I didn't specify on the video I guess... I think all I said was "grizzly saddle hackle". My apology. It is the cheaper streamer stuff though. I use this for wooly buggers and the line also. It's not dry fly hackle, so don't spend the money on that for this fly, or waste your good dry fly hackle either...

So I thought I responded to...

So I thought I responded to this already... Sorry if it ends up responding twice...

Thanks pj! I am partial to this fly. I've also been working hard to improve my vids.

Yes your right. It is a rooster... I said "grizzly saddle hackle" and I should have said rooster in there somewhere also. My apology. When making these vids I always end up leaving something out... Darn.

Just don't go use your dry fly hackle... You can get away with the hackle you use for wooly buggers or small streamers.


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