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Ribbon Shrimp

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Ribbon Shrimp

Craft ribbon used to create the legs and body of the shrimp

Posted on: 1/1 14:27
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Re: Ribbon Shrimp
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JerryCoviello wrote:
Ribbon Shrimp

Craft ribbon used to create the legs and body of the shrimp


Interesting SW pattern


Posted on: 1/2 7:33


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JerryCoviello wrote:
Ribbon Shrimp

Craft ribbon used to create the legs and body of the shrimp


Here is the fly I tied

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Posted on: 1/2 8:52
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Re: Ribbon Shrimp
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Just a great looking fly.

I wonder how it swims in the water?

I've experimented a lot with shrimp and crab flies and often a finished fly will look great in the vise but out in the water, when retrieved, will flip upside down or sometimes spin in the water or during the cast. A large, heavy hook can help with the problem of keeping a fly upright during the retrieve (sometimes).

Anyway, a beautiful fly regardless.

Posted on: 1/2 9:11


Re: Ribbon Shrimp

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Dave_W wrote:
Just a great looking fly.

I wonder how it swims in the water?

I've experimented a lot with shrimp and crab flies and often a finished fly will look great in the vise but out in the water, when retrieved, will flip upside down or sometimes spin in the water or during the cast. A large, heavy hook can help with the problem of keeping a fly upright during the retrieve (sometimes).

Anyway, a beautiful fly regardless.


You really need to make sure you put the let strips on the underside of the hook. I have fished a similar pattern and it did swim correctly.

Posted on: 1/2 9:19
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