Friday, 12 April 2013

Cooper Shrimp XS

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
Woodchuck fiber
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... 


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