Sunday, April 1, 2012

Nyerges Shrimp

With today's magic foil and scud back materials providing the exoskeleton of insects and crustaceans, the Nyerges Shrimp imitation shows that none of today's materials are even required to make a good pattern.

Nyerges Shrimp

Hook:: Mustad 9672 size 8-12 (or equivalent)
Thread: olive
Body: Olive Chenille
Legs: Brown hackle 

The hackle is wrapped over the body & then clipped off on the top & sides to suggest shrimp legs.

This fly was developed by Gil Nyerges. A very simple fly to tie and very good anywhere shrimp are present.

Reference: Popular Fly Patterns by Terry Hellekson

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Visiting your blog for the first time and just seen the Nyerges Shrimp. I have always subscribed to the fact that simple patterns can be deadly over those patterns that are tied to exactly look like the real thing. I have used this pattern from my float tube over the years with good success. Thanks for sharing.