We’re coming down to the final few posts in the Fly Tying Video Feature series, and hope that you’ve been enjoying them! Have they been giving you some new ideas at the vice?
Today we’re looking at some different shrimp patterns – mostly for saltwater, but a few of them (all of them?) tied in different colors would work well for trout and bass as a crayfish imitation as well. Enjoy!
Vervaka’s Mantis Shrimp (Hans Stephenson)
This pattern looks especially crayfishy, especially if it were tied in olive or olive/brown. I might have to try some myself.
Crazy Leg Gotcha (In the Riffle)
This is a variation on a classic, shrimpy pattern originally designed for bonefish.
Ultra Shrimp (Bob Popovics)
Popovics writes that this pattern works for stripers, but could also work for other fresh and saltwater species as well.
Lefty’s Craft Fur Shrimp (Fly Fish Video)
It doesn’t get much easier than this fly – Craft Fur is THE material used (aside from the hook and eyes).