Tying Video: Poppin Flats Shrimp

I am a very strong advocate for the fact that simple flies often catch the most fish. This is true in my experience; however, there are those days when you got to tie up a few with a hint of realism. This was obviously one of those days.

This fly uses some modern techniques to create the eyes, as well as a body style that does a fine job imitating a shrimp skimming across the surface. Although I toss this pattern into the gurgler category its profile is unique.


During this  video I cover how to create your own shrimp/crab eyes from scratch and how to properly cut your foam to create your own Poppin Shrimp body. Obviously the color combinations of this fly are endless. Tan/pink, brown/orange/ Olive/black are all great color schemes.

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Tight Lines,

Capt. Jesse Males






Published by Backwater Fly Fishing

I’m Capt. Jesse Males, an avid fly fishing, snook snatching, kayak paddling, tarpon slaying, mountain hiking, manatee swimming fool from Central Florida. Over the years fly fishing has had a huge impact on my life and particularly on how I view the world we spend our time in. I am currently the owner and operator of backwaterflyfishing.com as well as our online fly shop, backwaterflies.com. The lifestyle that is called fly fishing has taken me to some amazing destinations and has provided me with some amazing experiences in the wild. From chasing big salty critters in the Florida Keys, to roosters in Coast Rica, to small wild trout in the Carolinas, and all the way up to the high mountain cutthroat of Wyoming; I have been blessed to experience fly fishing at its finest.

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