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mattzoid
01-18-2005, 02:35 PM
I've got these down to four hours apiece. Can't wait until the rivers drop. I may not wait.

BTW, what other colors should I try?

Undertaker
01-18-2005, 03:56 PM
GOOD LORD, man, those things look awesome! But 4 hours to tie? That would have to sting to lose one to the rocks. Still, really incredible to look at. Love the top two especially. Think a black and purple version with red eyes would be deadly...

Matt

mattzoid
01-19-2005, 02:00 AM
Thanks. DLoop has just helped me name these. Shrimpzoid! Very cool.

Isgrigg
01-19-2005, 07:51 PM
Really like the look of your Shrimp Flies!

I would like to try tying one ... even if they do take four hours.

Could you please post the recipe and maybe a few steps on how you tie it.

Thanks in advanced,

Stephen Isgrigg
Waterford, Michigan

speydoc
01-19-2005, 09:41 PM
Mattzoid
Again - very nice ties! I would love to ask for one but am afraid of what the exchange would be with that time investment. I thought built wing classics were bad at 1 - 1.5 hours apiece!
speydoc

mattzoid
01-20-2005, 02:25 AM
If you look under Skykomish Sand Shrimp there is just the vaguest description on how to tie it. I'm going to have to time myself when I tie the next couple shrimpzoids. I'll bet it's a lot less than four hours because first I tie several hooks, then I lead the tail, then tie all the rabbit stingers, then stingers to shanks, etc. I'm a little overwhelmed by all of requests for instructions, but I will be taking photos and posting them as soon as I can. Plus, I'm not really sure how, but I'll figure something out.

mattzoid
01-24-2005, 04:56 PM
I've posted tying instructions on another site. I hope this is OK Juro because there were a lot of photos and I know they use a lot of bandwidth and I can post larger files. If not, you can email me if you are interested and I'll send you a link.

http://www.washingtonflyfishing.com/board/showthread.php?t=22866