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Old 10-26-2010, 08:16 PM
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Tonight, a small outburst of polar shrimp tied in different sizes and styles:

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They all need one more coat of SHHAN, but that can wait until morning.
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Old 10-26-2010, 11:50 PM
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very nice...would you mind posting a recipe?
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This is one of my best producers and the fly is durable, many a salmon on this pattern.
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Sure thing, brandy:

Hook: Gamakatsu (#2-8)
Tail: Red hackle tip, barbs, or bucktail
Body: Orange chenille or floss (two strands on this example)
Hackle: Red saddle
Wing: White bucktail, (kip works better on the smaller sizes, but I'm out at the moment)

Ard, would you agree with my hook sizing of #2-8? They work for me but may be outside the traditional size range for this fly.
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Nice work on the Polar Shrimp! Like Ard said that pattern was one of my best producers also when I lived in Alaska.

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Those sizes sound right on to me, for salmon a #2 is my best producer for this type fly. The only time I go larger and longer is with those flat wing spey style streamers because I am trying to suggest a bait fish with them.
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Great ties; and with this type of pattern (vis a vis fishing our waters) 'Less is More.' More often than 'knot,' these are 'over kill' on material .. subtle, very very subtle is my personal recommendation.

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Fred,

Do you mean subtle like my attempt at a low water version shown on the far right, or do you think all of them would benefit from a sparser tie? That's my first try in that style with the polar shrimp. Think it's worth pursuing? I'm convinced this example has far too much hair in the wing.
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Nah, nothing makes them stand out like a nice full wing. The only bad fly I ever used came apart before I ever caught a fish.
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