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    Default Polar Shrimp

    Tonight, a small outburst of polar shrimp tied in different sizes and styles:



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    Default Re: Polar Shrimp

    very nice...would you mind posting a recipe?

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    Default Re: Polar Shrimp

    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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    Default Re: Polar Shrimp

    Nice work on the Polar Shrimp! Like Ard said that pattern was one of my best producers also when I lived in Alaska.

    Larry

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    Default Re: Polar Shrimp

    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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    Wink Re: Polar Shrimp

    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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    Default Re: Polar Shrimp

    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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