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: Srimp Swap--Jim W's Fly

03-09-2003, 12:45 PM
Here is Jim W's fly-- please post recipe when you respond to this thread.. thanks.

03-09-2003, 07:30 PM
Percy's Shrimp
My take on Percy Gilbert’s shrimp

Hook: Gamakatsu SC15 size #4 or #2
Thread: 6/0 Gray
Body: Mix of Antron & Hare’s ear dubbing – mix of lt. Olive, Tan, Gray
Carapace: ziplock bag cut to size
Eyes: extra small for #4 small for #2 black bead chain
Head & Feelers: Lt natural Elk hair, Rootbeer and lt olive or lime crystal flash

Tie in the Elk hair so that the tips so that they point slightly downward, do this by tying in at the bend of the hook. The tips of the elk hair should extend ~1/4”. Loosely wrap the elk hair to the shank of the hook and wrap tightly at the eye, by not crushing the elk body hair it will maintain some buoyancy. Attach the bead chain eye part way down the bend of the hook where the Elk hair wrap was started. Attach a mix of rootbeer and olive flash at the eye, these fibers should extend beyond the elk hair and be of varied lengths, leave a couple longer than the rest for antennae. Hold the flash toward the rear of the hook out of the way. Wrap a body of dubbing so that it tapers toward the eye of the hook, bring the flash material forward and wrap at the eye, trim the flash so that it extends 1/8” beyond the eye of the hook. Not a bad idea to through a couple half hitches in now. Cut a small piece of ziplock bag into a sort of kite shape just a bit longer than the length of the body. Attach the narrow end of the plastic bag at the eye of the hook, it should extend over the eye of the hook, the other end should extend just beyond the bead eyes. Make 5 wraps toward the bend of the hook creating 6 body segments. The plastic bag should cover just half of the body so that the dubbing on the underside is uncovered. Whip finish at the bead eyes. Pick out the dubbing on the bottom of the body and trim so that it tapers towards the eye of the hook.