This is my suggestion for a simple shrimp fly that won’t cost you a fortune in Whiting Spey Hackle.
I typically fish in slow and 3 long strips and pause when it’s cold, but a quick, jerky retrieve has also proven itself effective at times. The Shrimp it can be tied in colors to match the season.
|Hook||TMC200R size 6|
|Thread||UTC 70 White|
|Mouth part 1||Natural gray Mallard flank feathers|
|Mouth part 2||Black emu feathers (alternative: black CDC)|
|Antennae||Two stripped stems from blue dun hackle feathers|
|Eyes||Two black mono eyes (store bought or home made)|
|Body||Pink SLF dubbing|
|Weight||A strip of adhesive weight or whatever you normally use for weight|
|Shield||Orange Ultra Hair (alternative: Gliss n Glint from Deer Creek)|
|Shell||Diamond Hard UV resin|