What is your favorite shrimp pattern?

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  • #6836
    Peter E.Peter E.
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    Post up, I would love some thoughts and inspiration. Patterns that you have come up with personally are a big plus!

    Thanks guys!

    #59432
    Phil BrnaPhil Brna
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    I tied these to float to fish for tarpon off a dock at night. If you don’t want floaters don’t use foam and they will slowly sink. If you want one that sinks faster add some lead eyes before tying near where the weed guard is tied in. These are tied with EP shrimp dub brush and I now use the 0.5″ tarantula hairy. What else:  rubber legs; a pinch of rabbit; homemade eyes with glass beads; and Farrar blend for the back covered with tuffleye or CCG.

    #59433
    Mark SidesMark Sides
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    These are a few patterns I have developed improvising from other offerings. I use dumbell and beadchain to accommodate both depth and wind conditions.
    I have taken to almost exclusively using a crab pattern lately. If tied in the right size/pattern bonefish will almost always nail it and if a permit is spotted I am ready and don’t need to switch sticks.

    #59434
    Mark SidesMark Sides
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    😉

    #59435
    Mark SidesMark Sides
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    I simply try to copy what I see while snorkeling or diving and I keep shrimp in my saltwater aquariums as well.
    “Appendage” movement is important, certain tying materials will offer a more lifelike movement than others. For instance rubber legs are almost always a plus.

    #59436
    Peter E.Peter E.
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    Thanks Mark, very cool patterns and even better photos! I like your way of looking at tying. I think I will get an aquarium and just watch how shrimp move and look in the water.

    #59437
    Rob Snowhite
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    Nothing fancy for me. Super Clouser white/clear hair, dumbell eyes, black sharpee to make segmentations. Looks like skrimp

    #59438
    Gerard SGerard S
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    My first attempt at a Avalon with bit from the box, so not exact..legs need black & orange etc….(sorry for the poor photo)
    Avalon-1010579_zps0ccbb136.jpg

    #59439
    buzfly
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    Simple Coyote Shrimp Fly

    #59440

    I’ve come to love the Sand Shrimp:

    (http://littleriveroutfitters.com/littleriverjournal/StoriesJan09/sandshrimp/sandshrimp.html a craft fur shrimp).

    and its variant, the LC Shrimp :

    http://baystreetstore.com/product.php?id_product=60 which is essentially the same thing without the craft fur wing, adding rubber legs, and changing up the colors.

    These things are deadly for redfish and particularly for sea trout. The eyes have it float point up and they undulate in a shrimpy way.

    #74045
    Mark SidesMark Sides
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    <cite>@mark sides said:</cite>
    These are a few patterns I have developed improvising from other offerings. I use dumbell and beadchain to accommodate both depth and wind conditions.<br />
    I have taken to almost exclusively using a crab pattern lately. If tied in the right size/pattern bonefish will almost always nail it and if a permit is spotted I am ready and don’t need to switch sticks.

    #74056
    Peter E.Peter E.
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    They rather look like mantis shrimp. A very common and tasty critter. For fish and people. I especially like the top pattern.

    #74180
    Mark SidesMark Sides
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    Heres a couple more, I hope.

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