Lion Shrimp: Olive
Recreate this fly at home! Materials used in making this fly have been included below. Always keep in mind your local fly-fishing store will most likely have the materials referenced, and typically for less. Materials can also be found at Amazon or any other major on-line resource.
- Owner, Gorilla Light, Hook (#2)
- Danville Flat Waxed Thread, 210, Black
- Lead Dumbbell Eyes, Medium (capped w Sally Hansen Hard As Nails, Xtreme Wear, Black Out (#370)
- Craft Fur, tan (barring w Black Sharpie)
- Streamer Hackle, Grizzly, Olive
- EP Foxy Brush, UV Coyote
- Krystal Flash, Gold
- Loon Outdoors UV Clear Finish
Design Inspiration & Detail
This fly was designed and tied by Jesus Mora of Salty River Fly Company in Naples, FL. He indicated this particular fly resulted from the culmination of experimentation with various tying materials while sitting at the vise. The EP Foxy Brush (UV Coyote) can be trimmed many different ways for some wild results.
Over the last several years, Jesus spent most of his time fly-fishing the Gulf side of Florida, including a good portion of the Everglades and 10,000 Islands. A majority of his fly-fishing is done on foot, wading with alligators and the occasional python. These are testing grounds for some of his original and creative fly designs. To learn more about Jesus and his line of fly patterns, see our post on Salty River Fly Company.
This particular fly was initially designed to attract Redfish, however many other species will also take the fly (i.e. Bonefish, Permit, Tarpon, Barracuda, etc.).