As the previous topic are closed now, I allowed myself to start new one, i'll try to send some updates as time allows.
Here is my shrimp pattern, bit more complicated than the previous one: https://picasaweb.google.com/1072528541 ... 8/Krewetka
. This one requires a bit more materials and skill, but it is simple enough to be tied even by the begginers.
Here is the link for the photos:https://picasaweb.google.com/1072528541 ... StepShrimp
I'm not sure if it was tied before, plenty of similar patterns are tied for scandinavian sea trout shore fishing, but here I use some new materials, that I haven't seen before on salt water patterns.
Materials I use:
Thread: Uni 8/0, dark Olive, but any dark green one will be ok
Hook: I used salmon low water #6, but any hook between #4 and 8 will be ok, especially Partridge CS54 Sea Shrimp.
Eyes: Burned mono line, around 0,30mm
Antennas: Natural bucktail, only few hairs, keep it sparse, plus few strands of Krystal Flash, I also add some sillicone legs
Body: SLF-Hare dubbing, but any greenish one should be ok, I try to keep it rather darkish
Hackle: I use Coq de Leone, but any badger or grizzly would do
Back: It is a tricky one. You may use any kind of brown body stretch, I use dried smoked mackerel skin. As weird as it sounds, it is a wonderful material and reparation is very easy - just remove the skin from smoked mackerel, than scrapp the fat layer from the inner side of the skin with kitchen sponge, degrease it with any fairy-cleaning stuff that you may use for dishes, than just dry it, with some weight over it to get it flat, papper-like. Than it is easy tu cut small stripes from it, use some warm water to soft it and use as a back on your fly - any nymph patern, or shrimp as here.
I also use some fine silver wire just to rib the body of my shrimp.
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