Fly Patterns

Seed Bead Shrimp: Pink


Recreate fly patterns 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.

Fly-Tying Materials

  • Mustad 34007SS (#4)
  • UTC 210, fluorescent pink
  • Brass Eyes, medium, nickel
  • Krystal Flash, Black/ pearl
  • Life Flex, white
  • Gliss’n Glow, light purple
  • Sparkle Braid, pearl
  • Japanese glass seed beads, silver lined, 4 mm, pink
  • Ande 40 lb Monofilament, clear
  • Rabbit Strip, grizzly

Design Inspiration & Detail

Quite a few other renditions of this fly are in production of course, however with brass beads, not glass. The brass will offer a little more weight, but limit in color. The glass offers the color and a little less weight, allowing the fly to fish higher in the water column. When stripping/ retrieving a fly, the glass beads will lightly “click”, simulating authentic shrimp – this really gets the attention of surrounding predators.

The Seed Bead Shrimp is another great fly for fishing South Florida and Caribbean flats. The natural colors and splash of pale pink are perfect for attracting all crustacean eating predators. As always, adding a splash of Gliss’n Glow or crystal flash really gives the fly some life. Be creative and change up colors. Options for upgrading the pattern are endless.

Target Species

This particular fly was designed to attract Bonefish and Permit – jacks and many other species will also take the fly.

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