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Polar Shrimp Variation (Shoff)

 

Polar Shrimp

Name Polar Shrimp
Category Pacific Salmon
Hook Size 6 or 8, Long Shank
Tail Fluorescent hot orange/red hackle fibers
Body Fluorescent hot orange/red yarn
Hackle

Fluorescent hot orange/red

Wing White bucktail, polar bear, arctic fox, or synthetic (tie a little longer than normal and very sparse)
Head Tying thread

The pattern for this fly came from the book by Bruce Ferguson, Les Johnson, & Pat Trotter Fly Fishing for Pacific Salmon. They note that it was originated by the late Clarence Shoff in 1936 and is one of the best “beach flies”. Jim Crawford mentions it frequently in his book, Salmon to a Fly, Fly Fishing for Pacific Salmon in the Open Ocean, as one of the standard flies he uses for Pacific Salmon fly fishing.

468 x 60 Fly Fishing


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