|Cooper Shrimp XS|
This is a little extra small shrimp pattern which tie on saltwater hook as small as size 10, it's design to target for those bottom feeder and bonefish which is extra spooky or only takes small little crustaceans on the flats.
Due to the size of the hook, a mini size bead chain were used and to increase it's sink rate... I add in some cooper wire. The idea came from Cooper John nymph which design on the same reason, extra weight, less water resistant and fast sink rate.
Hook - Daiichi 10172 size 10
Mini bead chain
Cooper wire - large
Orange Lady Amherst Pheasant Neck tippet
Centipede rubber legs - mini
Pink and orange color dubbing
The step by step tying instructions:
Prepare the hook
Tie in the mini bead chain
Dub in some pink dubbing as hot spot
Tie in the orange tippet as eye
Tie in a pair or two rubber legs as per your preferance
Dub in some orange dubbing which indicate as the egg sack, the tie in the cooper wire
Wind in the cooper wire, tie down at the end and trim the cooper wire
Turn the hook over and tie in some flashabou
Tie in some Woodchuck hair fiber, whip finish and trim the extra
The Cooper Shrimp XS is ready
Another view on the pattern
This pattern is so easy to tie... you can quickly tie some up in no time
Try... and go get some Bones...