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Wondering if anyone has any suggestions for a good little Roche Lake shrimp pattern? I've never tied a shrimp, nor have I fished one, but I'd like to add it to my tickle trunk of flies!

Thanks in advance!
 

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Caught this guy in four feet of water in late August on a sz 18 bead head ostrich herl shrimp as found in Chan and Rowley's latest book. Cast it out on an intermediate line in the marl and let it sit. Had to wait for the fish to pick it up. Quite painful fishing but the few like this made it worth it.

I wish I could find the recipe for you...I will try and dig the book out of storage or maybe someone else could post it. Here is what I do know.

Scud hook

Ostrich herl in color of your choice...

Gold wire for the rib

Bead to match hook size

some kind of clear scud back for case

Oh yeah, no idea why I think I need to include touching the fish to my nipple as part of the catch of release process.
 

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Ostrich Scud

Hook: Curved Scud Pupa #14 - #18

Thread: 8/0 to match

Rib: Copper Wire Fine

Shellback: Stillwater Solutionstm Midge Flex 1/8th inch

Body: Stillwater Solutionstm Ostrich Herl, Olive or Light Olive

Head: Gold or Copper Bead, 3/32nd inch (optional)

Check out Brian and Phil's book "stillwater solutions recipes" Volume One: 30 Proven Patterns for this and more great flies. For those of you who are allowed or dare to fish droppers the baby damsel makes a great upper fly 18 inches above a chironomid. It will sometimes get the take but more often then not it gets them close, they refuse it but oh look at the tasty chronie right below it!

No matter how many great online resources there are out there, this book is worth picking up. At the very least you will be supporting a couple of guys who given lots of themselves to help all of us stillwater fisher persons.

Check your local shop for a copy!
 
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