Get the best qualities of a Zonker fly pattern in a lifelike shrimp pattern.

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The Story

If you want a shrimp pattern that really moves in the water and appears to have lots of life, this is the one. An almost Zonker style shrimp pattern, the ubiquitous rabbit fur on the pattern pulsates in the current and literally breathes with life. Any fish that likes a shrimp is likely to eat this fly. In tan.

Sizes 2, 4, 6

Rated 5 out of 5 by from This fly works. I’ve thrown this fly at all flats species and it’s worked well on everyone of them; except permit. It’s spun them around a few times but I’ll blame operator error for the miss.
Date published: 2019-11-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the look. This fly will catch Reds and Trout on the flats. It will be a good addition to my fly assortment.
Date published: 2017-03-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nic fly Has good colors, seems well made. I have not used it yet but will next week.
Date published: 2016-03-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Skittal Mantis Shrimp Change is always good and sometimes can be excellent! On the Elk and Sixes Rivers on the Southern Oregon Coast, we have a late run of the most freshest, bright, beautiful, Chinook you have ever seen. These enormous fish come right out of the ocean waves into the rivers. For years I have used minnow patterns and comets in different colors work well also. When I first used the Skittal Mantis Shrimp, I nailed two salmon within one hour. I kept using this pattern through the winter and found they work on Steelhead as well, then Sea run Cutthroat Trout. It's my go to fly and what I start fishing with first thing at day break. PS. They also work on bottom fish, especially Sea Bass.
Date published: 2012-09-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from First Bone! In Cuba the fishing can be fantastic or spotty depending on the wind, tide, and sun. My first bonefish came after casting this great fly into a small mud after my buddy had fished through it a number of times with another fly. First cast, first bonefish! My second bone took it on the flats in shallow water on a long, subtle cast. I'm told to use it on permit, too, stripping to make 'em chase it; I'm waiting for that test! Great action, enticing silhouette.
Date published: 2008-06-18
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