In this week’s episode of The Fly Tying Station, Alphonse Fishing Co. guide Angus Forsyth will be showing us how to tie the Spawning Shrimp. This fly works exceptionally well when it comes to targeting the Indo-Pacific permit and some of our other favourite flats species such as bonefish, bluefin trevally and even triggerfish.
This is a fly that has a realistic look. As the name states, it imitates a shrimp carrying a belly full of eggs, making a scrumptious potential meal! The reason it works so well is that it’s one of the biggest permit flies we use. The bigger the fly, the bigger the reward will be for the fish. Usually, there is a very positive and aggressive reaction when presenting this to a fish.
The permit is known to be extremely sensitive to their surroundings and spook more easily than any other fish. Luckily the Spawning Shrimp is made of super lightweight materials to ensure a soft landing and minimal water disturbance.
Watch the full video for an easy step-by-step guide on how to tie the Spawning Shrimp.
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