shrimp pattern?

Discussion in 'Patterns' started by Zach Sanders, Dec 31, 2008.

  1. Zach Sanders member

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    what do you think of this?
    it look shrimpy?
    think it will work?
    useing it for rezzies in the sound.
    anything to improve on would be nice to know.
    thanks.:)

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  2. Ed Call Mumbling Moderator

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    I like it, it looks shrimpy to me. I'm no expert but I have three things to comment on. First, I think you could wrap your sparkle chenile a bit fuller behind the barbel eyes (hook eye side) where it looks a bit sparse to me. Second, I have been tying some shrimp patterns from books written and contributed to by super senior studs here on this site and many of them actually trim the top of the pattern so that it is relatively flattened and the "leg" side is fuzzy. Third, and only my personal preference, lose the barb. All that said, that looks as nice as many I've bought and I've stumbled upon a fish or two on them, so you've got a great jump if htat is your first crack at it. Want to tie up a dozen or so and send them to me? I look forward to seeing some fishporn with those embedded in the gums of some rezzies for sure.
  3. Zach M Because I floss so hard

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    Gig Harbor Washington
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    im going to tie up some of those but in dark orange and bright orange for rezzies i bet it would slay
  4. Jim Speaker Active Member

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    Looks to me like it would catch fish. Go throw it, you'll find out :) I think the great thing going for that fly is that it's a simple tie so you could batch 'em out really fast.
  5. Connor H Bobbers n Beadz

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    Ellensburg, WA
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    OOOH OOOH! I got a suggestion! Try to extend the legs just a little bit and put them at an angle off the sides to they don't stick together while in the water... Looks good though!