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Ultra Shrimp

A variation of Bob's Ultra Shrimp. Using Solarez UV Resin

Ultra Shrimp

This is a very simple and effective pattern for Sea Trout (in Jersey we call them Weakfish), Redfish (drum), Stripers (Rockfish) and Blues. With the UV Resins that came on the market now make tying epoxy type flies easier to tie. You do not have to place your fly on a rotating drying rack and wait 5 to 10 minutes for them to dry. You can change the color of the materials to match the shrimp in your area.. Materials Hook: Size 4 to 8 Saltwater Hook (Daiichi 2546) Thread: Tan monocord or clear mono Mouth: EP Fibers or Super Hair (color to match your shrimp) Green, White, Clear, Tan, Pink Eyes: I am melting 50 lb. mono and adding a drop of UV Resin. Flash: Pearl Krystal Flash Underbody: Two strips of .030 lead free wire Body: UV dubbing color to match shrimp. (Pearl, Green, Tan, Pink) Back: EP Fibers or Super Hair Shellback: Thick UV Resin Solarez (I like the Glow in the Dark for muddy waters or for night fishing) Legs: Brown or tan hackle