|Articulate Ghost Shrimp|
This is an Articulate version of Ghost Shrimp and Crayfish, which I intend to give more action to the pattern, adding life and action to the fly.
The head and the pincher move very well in water and when you strip.
I hope this pattern will bring you luck and catch some fish for you.
Hook - Saltwater hook
Weight - Dumb bell
Body - Angle hair ( White )
Eye - Burned Mono Eye
Antenna - Pheasant tail fiber
Flashabou and cralf hair for mouth part
Legs - Rubber legs
Dubbing - SLF dub Pink / Yellow / Orange
Step by step tying instructions:
Cur a short pcs of hard wire about 1 inch
Tie a short pcs of tooth pick to create the taper shape of a Shrimp or Crafyfish
Tie in the mono eye at both side
Tie in the antenna, flashabou and calf hair
Tie in the 1st pair of rubber leg
Dub in the mixture of Pink and Orange dubbing near the eye
Tie a knob at the Angel hair, create as pincher, tie in at both side
Tie in another 2 pair of rubber legs
Dub in the mixture of Orange and Yellow dubbing
Fold over the Angel Hair and trim the fiber, the head profile is read
Tie in another Angel Hair as body part and glue it down with epoxy
Dry up the epoxy
Now... remove the head profile...
Put in the hook, tie in the dumb bell and apply some dubbing
Split the body part hair to half, pull it thru and tie down
Fold the fiber and tie down... trim the fiber
Continue doing the dubbing and tie down some fiber to create the body
Trim the fiber...