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Polar Shrimp

Name Polar Shrimp (Beaded)
Category Salmon/Steelhead
Hook Partridge CS10/1 or any salmon hook
Thread Red
Tip Oval silver tinsel
Tail Red GP tippets or red hackle fibers
Body #6 orange beads, hot orange chenille / dubbing/trimmed hackle
Collar Hot orange saddle
Wing White calftail here but anything white works
Head Red Thread

The old standby, Polar Shrimp was tied by Ken Broadhead  with beads. You will find many more of his exceptional beaded flies, as well as several other styles at The Flies of Ken Broadhead.   

Ken's Tips for Beads: You probably need to de-barb the hook to slip the beads on. Glass beads aren't uniform so check them first. Wrap a smooth thread base then tie off. Don't make a large tail assembly. You wont be able to the get first bead on. Glue the beads to the thread base and each other with cement (Krazy Glue, Zap a Gap, etc.)


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