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Mantis Shrimp Fly

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About the Mantis Shrimp Saltwater Fly

The Mantis Shrimp represents the Mantis Shrimp which is a popular prey for tarpon.

When tied smaller it can be successful anywhere shrimps abound, especially in grassy shallows.

Creator of this saltwater fly: Mandy Shelvey

Tier of this saltwater fly: Mandy Shelvey

Country of origin for this saltwater fly: America


  • Hook : 2/0
  • Thread : White.
  • Tail : 10 to 15 cream or white microfibbets tied in half way around the bend. On top of this is two sections of chartreuse grizzle cock hackles with a V shape clipped out to make two claws, placed back to back. Over these, each side are 2 strips of caddis green 3 mm nymph skin, with 3 black dots on each side facing outwards.
  • Body : Olive rayon chenille.
  • Back : One piece of medium pearl mylar tubing tied in under hook shank and brought over chenille and secured with a rib of fine clear monofiloment.

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