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#1 jnicosia

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Posted February 05 2008 - 11:42 PM

Anyone have any easy good patterns of this creature? I am whipping up some now with a little bit of one's idea's
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Posted February 06 2008 - 4:27 AM

When I use to fish grass shrimp in the spring back in Jamaica Bay, I always used 2 patterns with decent success.......I either fished Bob Pops ultra shrimp tied sparse and on a size 6 or 8 or a bonefish scampi also tied sparse w/small bead chain eyes in tan in a size 6 or 8......

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Posted February 06 2008 - 9:25 AM

these guys (shrimp in front row) have yet to be tested. based on some patterns seen on aswf



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Posted February 06 2008 - 9:43 AM


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these guys (shrimp in front row) have yet to be tested. based on some patterns seen on aswf





Please send them to me for testing ASAP
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Posted February 06 2008 - 10:03 AM

I like makin them. they're so easy to make, and yet they can look pretty good if you want them to

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Posted February 06 2008 - 10:18 AM

Like HC said, #6 hook grass shrimp, just under an inch.


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Posted February 06 2008 - 11:09 AM

cool looking little fluke fly?!?!? Surprised nobody has come up with Gulp fluke yet
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Posted February 06 2008 - 1:09 PM

I posted this little guy a while back.

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Posted February 06 2008 - 1:34 PM


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Like HC said, #6 hook grass shrimp, just under an inch.



That looks like the small shrimp Ken described on his site. Did you fold the hackle or strip one side before palmering. I've tried it both ways but haven't been able to try them yet. Ron

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Posted February 06 2008 - 2:09 PM

I use these guys under the lights for snook...I call em' 30 second shrimp thats how long it takes to tie em' and thats how long it takes for a fish to eat em'

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Posted February 06 2008 - 2:18 PM

sardine is that holofusion?

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Posted February 06 2008 - 2:35 PM


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That looks like the small shrimp Ken described on his site. Did you fold the hackle or strip one side before palmering. I've tried it both ways but haven't been able to try them yet. Ron







It's a simplified GP. You could strip one side. I didn't I wanted the fly to be bouyant. The image doesn't really show how much hackle there really is. I made the thread head long to secure more of the hackle tip. In the past I have found that when I tie in the wing (be it a hackle tip or a mallard flank) on these very small shrimp it eventually can get ripped out using a small thread head.

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Posted February 06 2008 - 5:05 PM

are you guys weighting these down with barbell eyes so the hook rides up?
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Posted February 06 2008 - 5:18 PM

I think some of these patterns are designed to ride hook point down...the 30 sec. shrimp I tie rides point down...notice that it is tied on a circle hook..its kinda hard to see it.
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Posted February 06 2008 - 5:23 PM

the ones with the hook up that I tied(on a jig hook) are weighted to keep them riding right.


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