It’s been a while since our latest fly tying step by step, and today we right that wrong with tying instructions for the Squimp – A versatile shrimp pattern effective wherever bonefish are found.
One thing we think sets the Squimp apart from many other bonefish flies is its superior movement when stripped. Aside from multiple rubber legs directed toward the back of the fly (ahem, something that our bonefish on South Andros really appreciate), two forward protruding legs fight the current on each strip, giving the fly a ‘flutter’ as its pulled through the water.
We think its a simple, yet super clever, fly pattern that works well on our bonefish population, so today we’re going to show you how to tie it.
- Hook: Tiemco 811s – sz. 2-6
- Thread: Ultra Thread UTC 140 – Cream
- Eyes: Large Bead Chain Eyes – Silver
- Tail: Tan Craft Fur
- Body: Tan Ultra Chenille
- Wing: Tan Craft Fur
- Flash: Pearl Krystal Flash
- Legs: Pumpkin Sili Legs