Well, I was waiting around for Cabela's to deliver my Mustad Saltwater hooks for the January Swap, and I got bored. That's not a good thing. I was going to tie some Gotchas, which is a bonefish fly, mainly for flats fishing, but it looks a little like a shrimp. I was studying the fly pattern to be sure I was ready to tie when the hooks got here, then I began thinking (Uh Oh....):
1. This doesn't look too different from a Clouser Swimming Nympth, except for the hook, size and colors.
2. Clouser Minnows work in both saltwater, and freshwater, for anything that swims.
3. Some freshwater fish eat shrimp, like catfish. And bluegills aren't all that picky, either.
4. There are species of freshwater shrimp, and I am sure they are part of the food chain.
5. I have lots of #6 and #8 1X Nymph hooks.
Soooo, I tied this fly on a freshwater hook. This is what I came up with. I am going to try it out at several fishing places as soon as possible (I may have to wait for spring for bluegills, crappie, etc).
Thread: Pink 3/0 Danville
Hook: Cabela's 1x Nymph size #8
Eyes: Bead Chain
Tail: Pearl Ultra-Thin Flash
Body: Pink 3/0 Danville Thread
Overwrap: small Clear Pink Stretch Tubing
Wing: Punisher Flash Neon Pink craft fur with 4 stripes drawn on with a black Prismacolor Marker.
Last edited by Gigmaster; 01-06-2011 at 08:52 PM.