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Grass shrimp

post #1 of 18
Thread Starter 
Anyone have any easy good patterns of this creature? I am whipping up some now with a little bit of one's idea's
post #2 of 18
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......

HC
post #3 of 18
these guys (shrimp in front row) have yet to be tested. based on some patterns seen on aswf

post #4 of 18
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Originally Posted by aweiss4428 View Post
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
post #5 of 18
I like makin them. they're so easy to make, and yet they can look pretty good if you want them to
post #6 of 18
Like HC said, #6 hook grass shrimp, just under an inch.
525
post #7 of 18
cool looking little fluke fly?!?!? Surprised nobody has come up with Gulp fluke yet
post #8 of 18
I posted this little guy a while back.
525
post #9 of 18
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Originally Posted by MGustav View Post
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
post #10 of 18
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'
525
post #11 of 18
sardine is that holofusion?
post #12 of 18
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Originally Posted by rel1 View Post
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.
post #13 of 18
Thread Starter 
are you guys weighting these down with barbell eyes so the hook rides up?
post #14 of 18
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.
post #15 of 18
the ones with the hook up that I tied(on a jig hook) are weighted to keep them riding right.
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