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: Fly Swap 2--Sign up and First report

01-13-2003, 05:44 PM
I wanted to keep this orgainized...for me... so I know a bunch of you said yes to swap # 2 on the other thread, but do you mind signing up on this thread so I can go from here on this next swap.... By the way..Jim Simm's Shrimp flies just came in today.. that was real'on Jim you had them tied before hand ;) I look forward in seeing the different patterns we come up. After this swap all the participants and other on the Forum should have a good starter library to tye different shrimp.

01-13-2003, 06:29 PM
I'm in.


01-13-2003, 08:38 PM
I'm in also.

Dble Haul
01-13-2003, 08:57 PM
I'm down wit dat.

01-14-2003, 12:29 AM
Me too !

Doc Duprey
01-14-2003, 07:14 AM
I'm in also.


01-14-2003, 08:13 AM
Yes, I believe I agreed to the shrimp swap, and am signing on for the concurrent flatwing swap.

01-14-2003, 12:10 PM
:D Im in , Ill bring them w/ me FRIDAY to the show,an give to STRIBLUE. here they are.

HOOK eagle claw 254 1/0 --> your choice to invert hook, depends if your useing them as swimmers or off the bottom.
feelers--> brass color flash,
eyes--> burnt mono
leggs--> feather palmered,
body -->caves tail, color your choice,
back--> plastic bag cut,
thread--> to match body color,
wrap to form segmentation.

01-14-2003, 03:00 PM
I'm in,I'll be doing ultra shrimps.The materials arrived yesterday.

01-14-2003, 03:35 PM
May have to get a few hints starting points. I think I am leaning toward more of an impressionist type of fly like I see in Kaufman's Bonefish book.


01-14-2003, 07:48 PM
Hhhhmmmm.This is getting interesting all ready... don't be afraid to try something you have not done the time this swap is do we should have enough examples of shrimp to carry us though several seasons and locations...which is the point of all this.

01-15-2003, 06:21 AM
I'll be shrimping too...

Doc Duprey
01-15-2003, 12:19 PM

Just for clarity (so I don't mess up again), how many shrimp are we tying? I'm thinking of doing a grass shrimp version of the General Practitioner from Ken Abrames book. It's definitely something different.

Best regards,


Tod D
01-15-2003, 03:33 PM

01-21-2003, 12:33 PM
OK, I think I've decided on a pattern. It will be a Popovics Ultra Shrimp-style grass shrimp unless the meister feels that we have enough Ultra Shrimp entries already, in which case I will choose another pattern.


Here's my first effort:

01-21-2003, 12:40 PM
I used tan superhair, which is almost colorless in small quantities, with a few strands of olive superhair mixed in. The result is a transparent shrimp with darker veins running through the body. Subsequent versions will have antennae (which I forgot to include on this fly) and a better overall shape and finish than the prototype.

Here's a higher resolution scan that shows the translucent body and darker veins:

01-21-2003, 02:12 PM
John, I'm in for 7.

Q, that's some nice epoxy work. I have not tried that pattern, I'm tying a suspending sub-surface shrimp to be fished in current. That ultra shrimp looks good for skipping along the bottom.