After I found some flats on my last redfish trip, I decided to design a fly for that area. I wanted something light, and easy to cast. Something that wouldn’t slap the water too hard and spook the redfish, and I wanted something that would fish hook point up so I didnt get snagged on the bottom. So I put together a couple versions of this fly and stuck it in my bag for my next trip. Then I went down to the gulf to fish redfish again, went back to the flats area, and wham! This fly worked! Redfish loved this little foam shrimp. It sits perfectly on the bottom with its feelers sticking up, and it sinks super slow, but still rides hook point up. Not to mention it also looks great as well!
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As always here is a list of materials I used on this fly.
Hook: Gamakatsu SL11 (size 6) – www.dooleysflyfishing.com/products/gamakatsu-sl11?variant=36312942575774
Thread: Veevus 140 (brown) – www.dooleysflyfishing.com/products/veevus-power-thread?variant=34919861354654
Orange Hot Spot: Whiting chickabou patch (Orange grizzly) – www.dooleysflyfishing.com/products/whiting-farms-chickabou-patch?variant=32863248023683
Deer hair: All purpose deer hair (Yellow/orange) – www.dooleysflyfishing.com/products/natures-spirit-all-purpose-deer-hair?variant=33482842407043
Flash: Midge Krystal Flash (pearl) – www.dooleysflyfishing.com/products/midge-krystal-flash?variant=36214950166686
Rubber legs: Montana Fly Company Centipede legs (medium/speckled orange) – amzn.to/3EIf1hI
Flashy Dubbing: Spirit river UV2 Diamond Brite (rootbeer color) – amzn.to/3wdHNne
Soft Hackle: Whiting hen saddle (brown) – www.dooleysflyfishing.com/products/hareline-hen-saddles?variant=30248934965379
Foam: 2mm EVA foam (gold) – www.dooleysflyfishing.com/products/fly-foam-2mm-3mm?variant=13655531159598
Black marker: Black sharpie – amzn.to/3k5REH1
Fine Markers: Risen fly tying markers – www.risenfly.com/products/fly-tying-markers?_pos=2&_sid=9bfff0033&_ss=r
Vise: Renzetti Traveler – amzn.to/2t2FFmo
Bobbin: Stonfo Bobtec – amzn.to/2YWOf39
Trimming Scissors: Risen 4″ Razor Scissors – www.risenfly.com/collections/fly-tying-tools-and-accessories/products/4-razor-scissors
Fine Tip Scissors: Risen Spring Assist Scissors – www.risenfly.com/collections/fly-tying-tools-and-accessories/products/spring-assist-scissors
Whip finisher: Dr. Slick brass – amzn.to/2tGYwDW
Fly Tying Bench: Oasis Walnut Compact Bench – www.oasisbenches.com/oasis-benches/compact-bench/
UV Light: Ultrafire UV Super Power – amzn.to/3mX52xW
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