Published Jan 9. 2016 - 7 years ago
Updated or edited Sep 24. 2018

Sama Shrimp

Simple and realistic fly tying instructions by Ruben Martin

Shellfish are an important part of a great diversity of fish food both freshwater and saltwater. A good imitation of shrimp should always be at hand in our box of flies when sea fishing as well as when fishing for Atlantic salmon and sea trouts.
Other freshwater fish such as trout or bass usually feed on crustaceans such as crawfish.
This fly model is interesting as adapting hook, color and size can mimic both shrimp as "crawfish" in a realistic manner without becoming too complex or difficult.

Hook: TMC 7999 or similar
Thread: UNI 8/0 or Danville 6/0
Weight: optional, lead wire.
Antennae: olive or clear monofilament paint with black barred.
Eyes: clear monofilament, burned and painted
Ribbing: ultra fine clear monofilament.
“Rostrum”: fox hair, dyed olive.
Legs and underboby: light olive polar chenille.
Shell: heat shrinkable pipping, olive painted on top.
“Telson”: light olive fluff hackle fibbers.
Note: “rostrum” and “telson”, they are terms of Shrimp Anatomy.

Martin Joergensen

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