Published Nov 4. 2021 - 2 years ago
Updated or edited Nov 4. 2021

Foam shrimp

After I found some flats on my last redfish trip, I decided to design a fly for that area. I wanted something light, and easy to cast. Something that wouldn't slap the water too hard and spook the redfish, and I wanted something that would fish hook point up so I didnt get snagged on the bottom. So I put together a couple versions of this fly and stuck it in my bag for my next trip. Then I went down to the gulf to fish redfish again, went back to the flats area, and wham! This fly worked! Redfish loved this little foam shrimp. It sits perfectly on the bottom with its feelers sticking up, and it sinks super slow, but still rides hook point up. Not to mention it also looks great as well!

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As always here is a list of materials I used on this fly.

Hook: Gamakatsu SL11 (size 6) -
Thread: Veevus 140 (brown) -
Orange Hot Spot: Whiting chickabou patch (Orange grizzly) -
Deer hair: All purpose deer hair (Yellow/orange) -
Flash: Midge Krystal Flash (pearl) -
Rubber legs: Montana Fly Company Centipede legs (medium/speckled orange) -
Flashy Dubbing: Spirit river UV2 Diamond Brite (rootbeer color) -
Soft Hackle: Whiting hen saddle (brown) -
Foam: 2mm EVA foam (gold) -
Black marker: Black sharpie -
Fine Markers: Risen fly tying markers -

Vise: Renzetti Traveler -
Bobbin: Stonfo Bobtec -
Trimming Scissors: Risen 4" Razor Scissors -
Fine Tip Scissors: Risen Spring Assist Scissors -
Whip finisher: Dr. Slick brass -
Fly Tying Bench: Oasis Walnut Compact Bench -
UV Light: Ultrafire UV Super Power -

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