Another Shrimp

Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by Loopy, Feb 23, 2011.

  1. Loopy Member

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  2. Ed Call Mumbling Moderator

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    Loopy, that shrimp is SICK, the detail is RIDICULOUSLY life like. Your flies are amazing and I'm going to plead that you will take the time to post the tying steps and materials for this. Tying it by sight would be fine, I'm figuring that some sort of quick cure epoxy is being used to form the back carapace. Thank you for sharing your pattern. I can see fishing this one quite a bit from the local beaches.
  3. Loopy Member

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    Mumbles you are a fine Gentleman.

    You are right it is a trout jobbie.

    It's essentially three layers of 'Goo'!

    See what I can do
  4. Mark Walker Active Member

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    iagree
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  5. Loopy Member

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    Oh feeck it looks as if i'll have to put an SBS together.

    Allow some space and will do.
  6. Ed Call Mumbling Moderator

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    Loopy, do you use the same goo on your buzzers? Think about that step by step when you have time. Your fly tying fans are eager to see your steps!
  7. Rob Ast Active Member

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    Sweet shrimp pattern. What is this mysterious "Goo" you speak of?
  8. Blake Harmon Active Member

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    epoxy?
    thats a fine looking bug
  9. Mark Yoshida Active Member

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    Damn work wont let me see attachements (photo). What do they think I am doing that is inappropriate?
  10. Loopy Member

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    OK goes something like this.......

    Hyabusa Fly 387 Size 14

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    Thread - Shear14/0

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    A bit of partridge hackle tail and eye

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    Bit of copper wire and followed by a slim piece of plastic bag.

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    And then dubbing from Hares ear plus to the eye.

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    Fold the plastic dubbing over the hares ear and tie tightso that the plastic is sretched.

    Then apply a smidgen of Bond Bug

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    And Zap with the UV Torch

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    Wind the copper ribbing as you wish and then apply another surface of Bond Bug

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    Apply a final coat of Bond Bug

    and then you have something like this

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    Any questions please don't hesutate to ask - thank you for viewing in the meantime.

    Bug Bond is available from Bearsden and I belive that there are other options available. I ain't selling it but if you have difficulties finding thestuff then let me know. Because the curing times are so short you can virtually stack your epoxy away!
  11. Loopy Member

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    Hi Mumbles

    Yes, some do use this stuff on buzzers, it is available in a thinner mixture in addition to the stuff I have used on this shrimp pattern.

    Sorry about the file size - me first SBS believe it or not.

    :beer1:
  12. Ed Call Mumbling Moderator

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    All UV activated goo in thick and thin formula or do you thin it? I've only used one product, but I think I'm going to have to find more options. Thanks Loopy. That shrimp pattern looks good enough to toss in some garlic and oil to make some scampi!
  13. Loopy Member

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    Hi Mumbles

    The company has just started to sell a thinner version - I suspect all that has been done is thin the original! But the stuff with it's amazing curing time of literally seconds is a boon to tyers that have a lot of flies to process like the 'pro's' or for people like me that like to muck around.

    Cheers

    :beer1:
  14. Ed Call Mumbling Moderator

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    Thank you Loopy...hey, we all know what Mumbles means...what does Loopy mean?
  15. Loopy Member

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    Kind Sir

    I am not sure what Mumbles means but the guy behind that name sounds pretty cool to me.

    'Loopy' can mean what it likes to whovever.

    :beer1:
  16. Loopy Member

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    Mumbles

    I just remembered I am hosting a Pink Floyd swap in the Uk and my fly is a Buzzer which just happens to be zapped by that stuff.
    I'll throw a picture up tomorrow!
  17. Wally Bear New Member

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    beautiful and very inspiring for a noob.
  18. jar8 Member

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    WOW!!!That's a very nice fly,Thanks a lot for the step by step,I can only hope to tie something that nice someday.
  19. Steve Saville Active Member

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    Ed, the man has talent, wouldn't you say? Nice flies, Loopy!
  20. Ed Call Mumbling Moderator

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    Steve, I totally agree!