Just getting into fly tying my dog has been a good sorce of shrimp material!
Many thanks! Very nice and effective pattern!View attachment 182141 View attachment 182142 View attachment 182143 View attachment 182144 Recipe:
SL12S size 4 or 6
B10S size 4 or 6 users preference
Dark olive chicone or sightcast bead chain eyes
Olive brown 1.5 or 1.75 Foxy Brush UV or NonUV
Hot Orange .75 Shrimp Dub brush
Root beer Palmer chenille
Olive pseudo hair
Start with the normal game, olive 140 or 210 thread, attach bead chain eyes 1.5ish eye lengths away from the eye, add pseudo hair tail, start at the back with 3-4 wraps of shrimp dub brush, then 3-4 wraps of root beer chenille, finish with olive brown foxy brush to in front of the bead chain. @Loogie
TXFlove that! What’s the body material under the craft fur?
The body is just trimmed craft fur in a dubbing loop
Size 2-4 hook.
From the bend working up/back
Let me know how you make out with it.
- Short barred mallard flank barbs
- A little longer white marabou barbs
- A little longer brown/gold/tan marabou barbs (most any fluffy feather barbs will work for steps 2-3, just make #1 is a stiffer darker barb)
- A little longer bunch of white fiber. The fiber should be on the stiff side as it will act as a support for the craft fur curve. I use brushed-out white poly cord.
- A dark brown dubbing loop bump at the base of the fiber at the start of the bend.
- Tie in eyes, they should flair out on the dubbing bump
- Tie on antennae of your choice. This one has metal gold flash. long peacock hurls look good as well.
- spin a 3-4in dubbing loop with tan craft fur fibers. I keep the fibers long, making a brush, and keep the underfur to help create density. Palmer it back to just before the hook eye.
- Trim down the craft fur body leaving the longer fibers at the head, trim to expose the eyes. trim short on the back, medium on the bottom.
- Cut a small bunch of extra select craft fur (1/4-5/16 wide when flattened) and tie in on top at the hook eye.
- Add weed guard.
- Apply UV as noted and spread in with a bodkin taking care to preserve the curve of the craft fur up the fiber.
- For pretty work, before adding the weed guard, heat up a bodkin or pin and on the bottom/sides of the fly melt into the craft fur 2 or 3 lines port to starboard and one down the middle on the bottom. Color the melted lines with a fine tip brown marker.
Nice bugs TankerView attachment 182717 Tied up some seaducers and blurple cracks after my blind fishing redfish thread. The bottom to seaducers have rattles in a mylar piping sheath off the back. The blurples have integral rattles. Had to throw in a light weight crack in tan and pink for good measure. Red Krystal flash on the seaducers because the Red flake DOA shrimp is killer!
Thanks! I fish in the Poquoson, VA area mostly. Haven't tried the rattle flies yet, just trying a different way of tying them in. Tying on the shank just makes it so bulky, which is fine on the crack flies but rough on the seaducers. Will post up how they work.Nice bugs Tanker
What neighborhood/region are you fishing?
I've been thinking about doing some mylar rattles as well. Is there a tip on tying them on and keeping the fly balanced? It seems like that kind of moving weight might lead to the thing flying funny and helicoptering if it's not done right.
Thank you! I am not sure if they will click because of the body material interfering but I am hoping they will. I wanted to keep the body material a little longer to try and soften the water landing.Nice ty.
I like how it doesn't need a pair of lead eyes to always land right side up.
Will the beads click when the fly moves?