Many who know me also know I love to chase fish in saltwater. Shrimp/prawn patterns can certainly be effective when doing so, meaning it’s always good to have a few patterns you can rely on.
For me one of these is a rather drab, but easy to use and tie little flay I’ve dubbed the “Prawoni” after my faithful fishing buddy, Roni the Yellow Labrador. This has worked on a few different locations, mostly for salt water running Seatrout in both the open sea as well as estuaries either fished early season, or during high tides when the fish are into flooded ‘lagoon’ areas in search of food.
Nothing fancy as I’ve said, and you can easily employ other colour combinations using similar materials (pink always good) and if you drop it down in size, lose the eyes and change to a curved hook, it’s an excellent little freshwater Shrimp to fish along the edges of the weeds or loch margins where the fish seek these food items out.
A Great Catch Allan!
““A Trout is a moment of beauty known only to those who seek it.”
– Arnold Gringrich
Hook; Sprite S1052 Salt Water Single #6 – #12
Thread; Semperfli Copper Brown Straggle Legs
Feelers and tail; Bunch dirty yellow hair with two strands of Pearl Crystal Flash
Eyes; Heavy duty clear nylon
Body; Tying thread.
Head; Semperfli fluorescent red 8/0 waxed thread.
Catch in Straggle Legs thread onto hook
Take a bunch of hair (in this case Yellow Labrador), stack to even tips and tie in along with two strands of Crystal Flash
Take a short length of very heavy clear nylon (or coloured for different effect) and set into ‘V’ by pressing in vice jaws
Burn ends of nylon to form eyes
Offer eyes to top or hook rear facing backwards and tie in using figure of eight thread turns
Form body with thread
Lift the tag ends of hair and flash behind eye and tie off thread below
Trim off hair short behind eye to form shrimp ‘tail’
Catch in fluorescent red thread than form head.
Colour eyes with black marker and seal with clear UV resin. Seal head with clear uv resin.
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