Hot Spot Shrimp

Saturday, 16 November 2013  |  JP

Hot Spot Shrimp - another popular generic design of pattern intended to simulate the parasitized Gammarus. Not only does the parasite show up boldly through the translucent body of a natural shrimp, but it alters the shrimp’s behaviour as well. Instead of remaining tucked away – shy and retiring – parasitized shrimps become outgoing and gregarious. They leave the sanctuary of the gravel or weed and swim about in the water column – far more likely to be picked up by the parasite’s secondary host – a hungry grayling! For variation, try hot spots in other colours such as orange, pink or chartreuse…

Hook: Fish On Curved
Thread: Fish On UTS (colour to match dubbing)
Underbody: Lead wire
Dubbing: Fish On Nymph Bug Caddis (NBC) dubbing
Hot Spot: Fish On Nymph Bug Caddis (NBC) dubbing
Shellback: Fish On Shimmer-Back (braided)
Rib: Fish On Coloured Wire

 

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