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Horner's Shrimp (Horner)

Name Horner's Shrimp (Horner)
Category Pacific Salmon, Steelhead
Hook 2 to 6, Weighted with Lead Wire (optional)
Thread Black
Tail Brown Bucktail with Butts left Long to Tie Shellback
Body Silver Tinsel Over Core of White Floss
Hackle Pale Olive, Blue Dun or Grizzly Palmered over Body
Shellback Brown Bucktail Butts Pulled Down over Body and Tied At Head

This pattern developed by Jack Horner in 1938 for Steelhead has become a classic pattern. It is now a standard fly for river run Pacific Salmon as well. It is especially effective for jacks.







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