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Copper Shrimp Variant

Name Copper Shrimp Variant
Category Salmon/Steelhead
Hook TMC 7999, Size 2/0
Thread Uni-Thread, Red, 6/0
Tail Red Calf Tail
Butt Black Dubbing
Body Bright Mini Gold Holo
Hackle Fluorescent Pink Saddle Hackle, Palmered
Wing Orange Bucktail over Yellow Bucktail, Around Hook
Overwing Pear and Gold Krystal Flash mixed with Bucktail
Head Red

This fly is a variant of the Copper Shrimp designed by Bill Hunter for Steelhead. The Bill Hunter recipe calls for an oval gold tinsel tag, and a body of Copper Embossed Tinsel ribbed with Gold Oval Tinsel. The body material I used here was purchased at an arts and crafts store. It's a little bulky but gives a nice copper-gold effect with sparkle. The material is very similar to edge bright, but thicker.



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