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Foxy Shrimp tied by Nick Davis of 239 Flies

When Nick ran into oldtimer Marsh Demott and was told about this fishcatcher, he paid attention. He took the original pattern and made a couple minor adjustments. The Foxy Shrimp, as the name implies is a fox hair based shrimp. The pattern takes advantage of both a section of dubbing loop and a wire brush. The video also gives you a good overview of some of the newer Loon tying tools. The bright yellow should stand out on a messy desk and allow you to quickly find your tools. Hope to see the Loon Nit Picker added to the line-up soon.

If you want a kit with everything you need to tie this pattern, you can find it here on Nick’s site.

Foxy Shrimp Fly Pattern recipe

Hook: Daiichi 2546 #2
Thread: 210 FWN (Yellow)
Tail: Natural bucktail
Flash: Gold crystal flash
Eyes: Crustacean Eyes
Body: Arctic fox and EP 1.5″ Foxy Brush
Weed Guard: 40lb mono


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Lightsaber Pinfish by 239 Flies

Nick Davis has a great idea with his video tutorials paired up with some premium Lightsaber Pinfish fly tying kits, hooks not included and some assembly required. This video features one of his patterns, the Lightsaber Pinfish, and there are several different kits available with full tying videos to accompany. The video is filled with some good tying tips and explains how to color epoxy with some powdered make-up. The fly is a really crisp and clean tie despite the use of sometimes mess inducing epoxy. You can search through 239flies for other kit variations on the fly pattern.

This saltwater baitfish pattern is a killer looking fly for snook, permit and rooster fish in the salty water, or pike and bass in the swampy water. I’d like to try tying a few freshwater baitfish with the pattern, and the glow in the dark throat. I’ve had a lot of success fishing for trout and using glowing elements on the fly.

Lightsaber Pinfish Fly Pattern Recipe

Hook: Gamakatsu SC15 #1/0 (short shank wide gape)
Thread: Tan 210 denier (Danville)
Tail: Tan creft fur
Body:gold Polar Flash
Belly: Pearl Polar Flash
Throat:Blue Glow Flashabou
Eyes: 1/4 Inch Jurassic Eyes
Head: 5 Minute Epoxy mixed with gold eye shadow
Zap Gel
Head Cement
Brown Permanent Marker

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