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Glades Critter
Glades Critter
A very easy to tie shrimpy looking thing for redfish and Everglades back country snook and small-medium tarpon
Published by peregrines
10-07-2010
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Glades Critter
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Type of fly saltwater shrimp or crab
Originator of pattern if known I just combined some features from other well known patterns for an easy to tie shrimpy looking thing
Tied and Submitted by peregrines
Materials listed in order of tie in:
Hook Standard saltwater hook, sizes 4-1/0 Mustad 3407DT size 1 here
Thread Strong thread, Danilles Flat Waxed Nylon
Bead Medium Bead Chain eyes tied under shank-- note this pattern rides hook point down
Weed Guard Optional. Here a 6" strand of 30lb test Hard Mason Monofilament is tied in along the shank and well down into the curve of the bend. The monofilament is left trailing off the back of the hook until the fly is completed, then pulled forward and tied off behind the eye and the excess mono tag end is trimmed and covered with thread.
Egg Sac A tuft of orange material is tied on the top of the shank. It could be marabou, a tuft of rabbit fur, few wraps of orange estaz etc. A Short length of orange sparkle yarn, tied in at the middle is used here, and unravelled with the tip of the bodkin.
Tail Chartreuse Craft Fur. Butt the tail up against the egg sac to help priop it upright, taking a couple of turns around just the base of the wing (not around the shank) to post the wing in an upright position if needed. After the fly is completed, add bars if desired with a permanent magic marker such as a Sharpie.
Body Chartreuse Estaz, Cactus Chenille etc
Head Pull Weed Guard forward and lock in with thread.
Wing Tuft of brown rabbit fur that extends to tail
Special tying notes A simple easy to tie pattern uaing inexpensive materials. Can be weighted with lead eyes instead of bead chain. Try in other color combinations as well-- brown, tan, white, purple/black also work well. This pattern can be tied to ride hook point up, but this increases the chances of the wing fouling around the hook.
Target species redfish, baby tarpon,
Fishing notes This is a good back country pattern in dark stained water, as well as a good pattern for reds.
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By okuma on 10-07-2010, 05:58 PM
Default Re: Glades Critter

Probably work on bones too
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