Sunday, December 2, 2012

Deer Hair Shrimp

First step by step in a LONG time. Enjoy!

Hook: Gamakatsu SC-15
Thread: Danville Flat Waxed 6/0 White
Eyes: Homemade (mono, 6/0 glass bead dipped in red paint, and CCG)
Legs: Round Rubber (black)
Flash: Pearl Krystal Flash
Hackle: Whiting American Rooster Saddle White
Body: Pearl Estaz
Eyes: X-Small Dazl Eye Lead
Head: White Deer Hair

Mount hook in vise. You will be putting a bit of tension on it so be sure its in the vise good.

 Start thread

Tie in Mono-Eyes

Tie in small bunch of krystal flash and black rubber legs. Trim both to your liking

Tie in and palmer rooster saddle. This particular piece had very long barbules but I think it makes it look more "shrimpy"

Tie in and palmer body material. You can definitely experiment here with different materials. Estaz is nice and easy. 

Tie in eyes. Use whatever you'd like or no eyes at all. I like the xsmall dazl type eyes or bead chain. Secure with figure 8 wraps and zap-a-gap ca.

Cut and stack deer hair. Do not spin. To stack the deer hair cut off a bunch a little bigger then a pencil, comb out small hairs and underfur, then lay on the shank. Make two pinch wraps while firmly holding the clump of hair. Pull thread straight up and let it flare, not spin. Push up flared tag ends on the deer hair and tie in another clump just in front of the eyes. Whip finish and secure thread with glue.

Trim head to bullet shape like shown below. Trim bottom as well since there is usually some stray deer hair that make it on the bottom of the fly.

Now go fish!

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