The Crafty Shrimp became my go-to fly over a two-month period of winter in-shore fishing in Florida. Everything ate it willingly! Snook, Redfish, Sea Trout, Flounder, Black Drum, Triple Tail, and more. Being my own design and bring back so many good fishing memories I decided to go back to this fly and share it with some of the locals here. Who knows maybe it'll help someone finally catch one of those Spotted Grunter in the Durban Harbour.
Thanks again to the Durban Fly Tyers for having me. I really enjoyed the evening, and hope you all enjoy this step by step.
Hook: Mustad 34007, Size 1
Thread: White or Tan
Weight: Medium brass dumbbells
Tail: Tan Craft Fur
Dubbing Bump: Under Fur from the Tan Craft Fur
Eyes: Bead and Mono (bead held on mono by melting the mono)
Body: Bone Fish Tan Chenille over dubbed Craft Fur under fur
Wing/Carapace: Trimmed excess of Craft Fur tied in as the tail.
Dubbing over Dumbbell eyes: Dubbed Craft Fur under fur.