Disco shrimp with Drew Chicone.
Nibbles (chips, salsa, and southwest egg rolls) and drinks went well with the conversation as we tied the Disco Shrimp.
Drew’s website “Salty Fly Tying”
Drew was answering questions the entire time, and even with the few attendees, there was still plenty of questions. As a bonus, at the end of tying the disco shrimp, Drew explained the thought process of his baitfish, as he tied one for discussion.
Recipe: Here’s the material list, straight from the author:
Hook: Daiichi X472 sizes 2 or similar long-shank hook,
Popper: 10mm sequin
Thread: Tan 210 Denier Waxed Flymaster
Head: Coyote Body Fur
Body: 3mm closed cell foam – Sand/Tan,
Dubbing: UV Ice Dub – Tan
Legs: Life Flex – Tan
Eyes: Large EP Crab & Shrimp Eyes -Black
Rattle: Woodies Rattler Inserts Clear
Antenna: 4 Strands Krystal Flash – Bonefish Tan
Tail: 2 – 4mm Gold Sequin (available at any craft store)
Adhesive: Zap CA Super Thin
Tips that we learned
Adhesive he uses for foam – 3M 77 multi purpose adhesive spray
Super glue – Bob Smith Industries Gap Filler
Crushing the mono at the base of the eyes as a tie-in point keeps the eyes from spinning.
Larger sequins go onto the hook easier, and make a louder “plop” when worked.