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Deer Hair Shrimp (Horner)

Deer Hair Shrimp


Deer Hair Shrimp

Category Pacific Salmon
Hook Size 4
Thread Black 6/0 standard, Kevlar, or Flymaster Plus
Tail Natural bucktail

Natural bucktail

Body Oval silver tinsel, spiral wrapped
Hackle Grizzly, palmered over the body before the shellback is pulled over

Tying thread

Eyes Painted (optional), white with black pupils

The pattern for this fly came from Ken Hanley’s fine book Fly Fishing the Pacific Inshore. Mr. Hanley writes in his notes that this fly, which can be used for Pacific Salmon, is a good imitation for various tidal shrimp. It works well in estuaries and harbors.   


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