what are these

Discussion in 'Saltwater' started by golfman44, Mar 13, 2014.

  1. golfman44 Coho Queen

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  2. Stonefish Triploid and Humpy Hater

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    Look like Mysis shrimp.
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  3. cabezon Sculpin Enterprises

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    Yes, they are mysids, aka opossum shrimp. They are more closely related to amphipods and isopods among other crustaceans. The females brood their young in a pouch, the marsupium. We have over 10 species in Puget Sound. There are also freshwater mysids found in lakes, such as Mysis relicta. They can be a big part of the forage in some tailwater rivers when they get washed downstream.

    Steve
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  4. golfman44 Coho Queen

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    Interesting, thanks. Found about a million or so today at the beach chasing SRCs. Should have changed patterns to something mimicking these. Chum babys were getting hit so stuck with those
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  5. Cougar Zeke Member

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    There are a couple of small, flying saucer type of organisms at about 1:00. Are they scuds?
  6. rotato Active Member

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    Nice video
    What camera?
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  7. golfman44 Coho Queen

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    Gopro 3+. Video is 10x better not on YouTube but oh well.

    I've been a popper junkie but I figure a small shrimp pattern like these dead drifted with some short fast strips might crush given how abundant they were
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  8. plaegreid Saved by the buoyancy of citrus

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    Atlantic Salmon fry.
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  9. CLO coho where are you?

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    Send me the gps coordinates of that beach so I can verify.
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  10. golfman44 Coho Queen

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    Trade coords for your z axis.

    It goes by the name Reiter Beach
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  11. CLO coho where are you?

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    I will trade coordinates for coordinates.
  12. Beachmen Active Member

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    they look like the next fly i will be tying lol
  13. Bob Triggs Your Preferred Olympic Peninsula Fly Fishing Guide

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    Possibly gammarid amphipods. In some studies they have found that they were the predominant forage species extracted from stomach content samples in sea run Cutthroat. I'm sure this is related to availability and time of year.
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  14. Cougar Zeke Member

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    Interesting Bob! There were a ton of those and the Mysis shrimp running around. There were also a ton of baby sculpin in the muddy shallows.
  15. Dipnet aka Tim Hartman

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    Bob, I'd be interested in reading those studies if you're willing to post a reference.
    Do you have an opinion on when cutties key on these? I'm guessing spring and early summer months?
    From what I've learned these critters are sometimes referred to as "near shrimp". So shrimp-like patterns might be the way to go?
  16. Bagman Active Member

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    I ran across this pattern last night and am looking the the materials to try and tie up a few. Do you guys think this will work? image.jpg
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  17. Bagman Active Member

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    Ok so with help from my wife I have found enough of the materials to get me started. I ended up having to make my own mono eyes but this is the end product. I would like to see what the rest of you have? image.jpg
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  18. Pat Lat Mad Flyentist

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    Homemade mono eyes are better. They look real and don't break like the storebought plastic ones do.
    There's a product that's called DNA frosty fish fibre that might be the green and white material.
    Nice shrimp by the way
  19. Bagman Active Member

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    Pat
    The material is correct just the color is off. It is a pattern that I got from thefeatherbender.com. It is very easy to tie. Think you
  20. Pat Lat Mad Flyentist

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    What's the carapace?