“HD Photo” Fly Tying Tutorial: Backwater’s Mantis Shrimp Fly

Finally taking the veil off our Mantis Shrimp fly and showing everyone how it is done. 

This pattern takes numerous steps, but each one is fairly simple. I am tying this one fairly large since it is going in my personal box down here in Costa Rica, but I have tied them on #4 and #6’s as well. Materials needed for this fly are listed as follows:

  • Hook: 1/0 Daiichi 2546
  • Thread: Danville 210 Flat Wax Nylon, Fl. Orange
  • Lead Eyes of your choice
  • Orange Rubber Legs
  • Orange yarn or medium Cactus Chenille
  • Medium Rootbeer Cactus Chenille
  • Sand Colored Pseudo Hair.
  • Loon Hard Head Cement

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Keep your hearts right, and your lines tight!

Capt. Jesse Males

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