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Shrimp pattern

Postby Eoghan » Tue Jan 15, 2013 4:40 pm

So the promise this year is to take up the fly rod again but give it some propper use. I want to get some shrimp patterns for an area I want to fish. Can anyone give me pointers to where I can get good shrimp patterns and the like..?

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Re: Shrimp pattern

Postby sandblaster » Tue Jan 15, 2013 4:49 pm

have a look at this one i'm sure some of the materials could be replaced by others if you don't have them.

http://globalflyfisher.com/patterns/winter-shrimp/
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Re: Shrimp pattern

Postby Eoghan » Tue Jan 15, 2013 5:05 pm

yeah along those lines but I wont be tying them, can they be bought ready tied..?
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Re: Shrimp pattern

Postby The Austrian » Wed Jan 16, 2013 1:22 pm

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Re: Shrimp pattern

Postby MAC » Wed Jan 16, 2013 3:19 pm

The Austrian wrote:lots of choices online: http://www.ebay.ie/sch/sis.html?_kw=3+I ... lmon+Flies



They are all Salmon flies.... Try a search for crazy charlies in ebay and you should get something closer to what your looking for. I've had flounder and Turbot on the crazy charlies off the beack in Kerry.
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Re: Shrimp pattern

Postby The Austrian » Wed Jan 16, 2013 3:28 pm

Kev, I wasn't aware that Eoghan was not looking for salmon flies, nowhere mentioned in his post, only for ready tied? And in relation to Crazy Charlies as a suggested pattern for mainly exotic fish like Bonefish, which is a rather rare species here in Ireland :wink: , can you provide some evidence for that? Not that I doubt your word for it, please don't take me up wrong now, but I would never ever have thought on using a pattern like this here? Just interested to learn a bit more the secrets of SWFF. Hope this came across the way intended :)
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Re: Shrimp pattern

Postby MAC » Wed Jan 16, 2013 5:29 pm

No problem Martin. Eoghan is a Bass angler so I was thinking he was looking for SWFF patterns. We both could be wrong :) Crazy charlies are indeed a bonefish fly. If you get the larger sizes (size 2 ish) in more neutral tones, like grey, tan they are a good fly for flounder in the surf. I fish them on a clear internediatle line and a "jerky" type retrieve. I've had loads of small flounder and turbot in the suds using this method.
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Re: Shrimp pattern

Postby Eoghan » Wed Jan 16, 2013 6:14 pm

Sorry for confusion gents - Im looking for something like this :

http://flytyingcontest.com/2010/03/14/stoner-shrimp/

The plan is to target rough ground low water marks with the fly rod and get this in and amongst the boulders.
The mark I have in mind is stuffed with shrimp like the one above.
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Re: Shrimp pattern

Postby gd » Thu Jan 17, 2013 2:15 am

Plenty of danish sites stock shrimp flies designed for sea trout.
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Re: Shrimp pattern

Postby JimH » Thu Jan 17, 2013 2:34 pm

Crazy charlies also = GHB's - Eoghan have loads of shrimp patterns here if you want some text me your address and I'll put some in an envelope for you.

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Re: Shrimp pattern

Postby MAC » Thu Jan 17, 2013 4:45 pm

GHB :?: Done a quick google and can't see anything.

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Re: Shrimp pattern

Postby The Austrian » Thu Jan 17, 2013 5:18 pm

the closest I could find was this: http://www.flytyingforum.com/pattern11702.html
if you get in touch with them I'm sure they sell you a few - good luck!
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Re: Shrimp pattern

Postby Tanglerat » Thu Jan 17, 2013 5:46 pm

Have a word with Andy over on http://www.chasingsilver.org/
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Re: Shrimp pattern

Postby JimH » Thu Jan 17, 2013 8:14 pm

Kev - GHB's, Gilt head breams - I've had quite a few on a pink charlie (before the recent wet summers)
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Re: Shrimp pattern

Postby chuckaroo » Fri Jan 18, 2013 12:30 am

The Austrian wrote:..And in relation to Crazy Charlies as a suggested pattern for mainly exotic fish like Bonefish, which is a rather rare species here in Ireland :wink: , can you provide some evidence for that? ... I would never ever have thought on using a pattern like this here..
i can vouch for crazy charlies working here alright. here's a report i put up last November: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=41486&p=323919&hilit=coley+fly#p323919
MAC wrote:...I've had loads of small flounder and turbot in the suds using this method...
damn that sounds like fun fishing! i would love to get some decent flounder or turbot on the fly! 8) one of my big ambitions :) good stuff MAC
Eoghan wrote:Im looking for something like this : http://flytyingcontest.com/2010/03/14/stoner-shrimp/
crackin looking shrimp pattern Eoghan, sure to catch. i need to try to tye one of those things. wouldnt know where to start tho as ive never used that UV resin stuff. if i could even purchase some sort of similar shrimp fly it would be great
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Re: Shrimp pattern

Postby Eoghan » Fri Jan 18, 2013 1:26 pm

JimH wrote:Crazy charlies also = GHB's - Eoghan have loads of shrimp patterns here if you want some text me your address and I'll put some in an envelope for you.


Wow that would be great Jim..!
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Re: Shrimp pattern

Postby JimH » Fri Jan 18, 2013 2:57 pm

ill bring a special little box for you Eoghan you can try them all - about 6/7 patterns
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Re: Shrimp pattern

Postby MAC » Mon Jan 21, 2013 4:05 pm

JimH wrote:Kev - GHB's, Gilt head breams - I've had quite a few on a pink charlie (before the recent wet summers)



Ahh, :) I was trying to think of a fly pattern. Interesting to head hear the GHB will take a fly as well... now that would be something :)
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Re: Shrimp pattern

Postby JimH » Mon Jan 21, 2013 8:57 pm

Kev - think grand slam

1 Gilthead bream
2 Golden grey mullet
3 Seatrout

If we could get some decent wet winters, mild damp springs and reasonable summer sun.......if only!
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Re: Shrimp pattern

Postby MAC » Tue Jan 22, 2013 12:41 pm

JimH wrote:Kev - think grand slam

1 Gilthead bream
2 Golden grey mullet
3 Seatrout

If we could get some decent wet winters, mild damp springs and reasonable summer sun.......if only!



If Only, :)

I have to hit the tying bench again over the winter, so now I have a few more patterns to put together.... Deffo food for thought, What ever about the Grandslam, I would love the GHB on a fly.... Now that would be some fun!

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