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Polar Shrimp Spey (Olschewsky) 

Name Polar Shrimp Spey (Olschewsky)
Category Steelhead
Tag Silver Twist
Tail Red Hackle Fibers
Body Kelly Green Tinsel Chenille
Rib Flat Silver Tinsel Followed by Silver Twist Along the Edge
Hackle Red, Palmered Over Seal
Throat Kelly Dark Pink
Wing Strips of White Goose Quill
Head Red

The pattern for this fly came from the fine book by Dick Stewart and Farrow Allen, Flies for Steelhead. They write that this fly is a John Olschewsky variation of the original Polar Shrimp. It is named, Polar Shrimp, "Glasso" in their book because John Olschewsky originally tied it in the style of Syd Glasso. He uses it throughout the winter.

 

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