This fly designed by Clark Pierce aka “Checch” is a unique but simple tie utilizing the existing materials to create a quick dubbing brush that’s durable and easy to tie. Our warehouse manager, Ben Baxter is a big fan of this tie and was happy to sit down and knock a few out for our subscribers. Check out the list of materials below all available at anglersall.com!
Hook: Daichi 2461 — #4
Thread: Danville’s 210 — Black
Cone: Medium — Tungsten or Brass
Tail: Select Marabou — Dark Brown
Body: Strung Schlappen — Brown & Black
UV Polar Chenille — Olive
Collar: Hairline “Bruiser Blend” Dubbing — UV Tan
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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
Youtube Channel: In The Riffle
Youtube Video: Mega Prince fly tying video
I’ve followed Kevin’s tying and patterns for a number of years and have been impressed with the depth of thought and attention to detail he puts into each thread wrap. The double rib makes a nice effect on the body. Enjoy the show and drop by Fly and Fin to thank Lou for the video! Also be sure to check out their other content on their youtube page.
Kevin Compton. Kevin is a fly designer for Solitude Fly Company a commercial tier, author, speaker, and tying instructor. He splits his time between Ohio, chasing Steelhead in the Great Lakes , and the other half in Rocky Mountains of Colorado for Trout. He’s also on the international pro team for Partridge Hooks. Kevin’s company, Performance Flies, distributes specialty tying materials and hooks, including the DOHIKU European barbless hooks, throughout North America.
His flies have been featured in the Fly Fishing and Tying Journal and you can read his article Going Barbless which appeared in the August 2008 issue of Hatches Magazine. Recently Kevin finished second in the first “Iron Fly” completion at the International Fly Tackle Dealer Show (Charlie Craven won “Iron Fly”).