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Polar Shrimp 

Name Polar Shrimp
Category Steelhead
Tail Scarlet Hackle Fibers
Body Orange or Fluorescent Orange Chenille
Wing White Polar Bear, Bucktail, or Calf Tail
Collar Orange Saddle Hackle
Head Red, White, or Black

The Polar Shrimp was originated in the 1930's, gaining its popularity on the Eel River in Northern California. Today there are numerous variations of the Polar Shrimp, and in those various forms it has become a staple in every steelheaders' fly box.

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