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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