Shrimp Flies - Emu Hackles

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Shrimp Flies - Emu Hackles

Postby nobuzz » Thu Apr 12, 2012 9:33 am

Guys,

I've dug out some flies I tied 2-3 years ago but never got around to trying.

Shrimp flies using emu hackles to suggest the legs etc.


Feel free to copy, improve, etc. whatever.
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Re: Shrimp Flies - Emu Hackles

Postby eoghanb » Fri Apr 13, 2012 6:46 am

Look up honey shrimp a time consuming fly to tie but looks the dogs gonads
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Re: Shrimp Flies - Emu Hackles

Postby MAC » Wed Apr 18, 2012 4:16 pm

They look good. Not so sure about the emu hackels after the get wet though. They would normally collapse. I prefere glister for the body of my shrimp flies. It's been a few years since I tied any though.

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Re: Shrimp Flies - Emu Hackles

Postby nobuzz » Fri Apr 20, 2012 8:15 am

After they've been wet and dried out they lose their appearance but they still look the business when in water. They do get shredded pretty quickly though. Could do the same tying replacing the emu with a soft hen hackle.
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Re: Shrimp Flies - Emu Hackles

Postby standerus » Tue May 22, 2012 5:56 pm

Hi
Interesting trick for legs.
As I was fish on Baltic for seatrout I used to use this fly:
http://picasaweb.google.com/10725285419 ... GuIKDwwzQ#
and had some succes with it.

p.s.
Anyone can give me direction to invitation thread? Searched forum but failed to find one...
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Re: Shrimp Flies - Emu Hackles

Postby patk » Wed May 23, 2012 11:55 am

Standerus great step by step thanks for posting. Keep them coming! welcome pat
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Re: Shrimp Flies - Emu Hackles

Postby Tanglerat » Wed May 23, 2012 1:32 pm

standerus wrote:p.s.
Anyone can give me direction to invitation thread? Searched forum but failed to find one...


What? :?
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Re: Shrimp Flies - Emu Hackles

Postby standerus » Wed May 23, 2012 2:44 pm

Pardon me
I was looking for itroduction topic
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Re: Shrimp Flies - Emu Hackles

Postby Tanglerat » Wed May 23, 2012 3:26 pm

standerus wrote:Pardon me
I was looking for itroduction topic


Not following you at all, stan. Introduction topic? What's that?
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Re: Shrimp Flies - Emu Hackles

Postby standerus » Wed May 23, 2012 3:28 pm

Usually on forums there is a thread or topic where one can introduce himself to the forum members, some sort of short story who you are, where you fish etc.
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Re: Shrimp Flies - Emu Hackles

Postby Tanglerat » Wed May 23, 2012 3:39 pm

Ah, right. Got you now.

No, we don't have one of those. People just sort of turn up, start posting and fitting in.

You're off to a good start with your first post. Welcome!
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