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Horner Shrimp
A Mike Foster Tied Fly


Horner Shrimp

Name Horner Shrimp
Category Pacific Salmon

Gamakatsu T10-6H, Mujstad 36890, Daiichi Steelhead irons, Sizes 8 to 2

Thread Brown
Tail Brown bucktail
Body Medium oval silver tinsel
Hackle Either olive, dun or grizzly tied palmer
Shellback Brown  bucktail

Horner Shrimp was tied by Mike Foster. He writes about this fly in his memories of fly fishing for Salmon in salt water, "The Bodega Bay Shrimp and the Horner Shrimp were the flies of choice because it was thought that the fish were actually feeding shrimp at the North end of the bay."

  Horner Shrimp also known as Deer Hair Shrimp was originated by Jack Horner and receives consideration from Ken Hanley in his 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. 

You can see more of Mike's flies at The Flies of Mike Foster .


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