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Bob Pink 02-25-2003 09:49 PM

The RMS "Sting"
Rich Murphy has been creating new patterns based on the use of a silicone sheet material called Silli Skin. Make a heck of shrimp pattern;


Golden Sting

striblue 02-25-2003 11:38 PM

I have tried a couple of shrimp with the silli skin ... Are you entirerly circling the hook shank or leaving an opening.. I can only see from the top but it does look like you are leaving an open spot for the legs. Using that eagle claw hook I see.

Bob Pink 02-26-2003 06:50 AM

EC 413 with that 60* bend works well. The trick to the carapace is to cover about 1/2 to 2/3 of the shank which forces the hackle tips to the bottom ( trim the section of the palmered hackle along the top of the shank before applying the sili skin ) That seems to create the 'leggy' look similar to tying a gurgler.

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