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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