Craft Fur Shrimp

This pattern is an adaptation of Tim Borski’s Butterfly. Its an excellent shallow water fly. It lands softly, is very easy to cast, and is very easy to tie. It works in all sorts of conditions and it can be tied weighted or unweighted in various sizes depending on the size shrimp you are attempting to emulate. This is a great pattern for low tide “crawlers”.

This is a simple pattern, constructed of craft fur, wide hackle, and mylar flash. If you choose to weight the fly, use a length of lead wire along the bottom of the hook shank to make sure the fly remains upright in the water.

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