Pregnant Shrimp


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  • Hook: Size 12 Tiemco 205BL
  • Thread: 8/0 Olive
  • Head: Clear Glass Bead
  • Tail: Fine Deer Hair
  • Back: Fine Deer Hair
  • Rib: Small Copper Wire
  • Eggsac: Hot Orange Angora Goat Dubbing
  • Body: Olive Dubbing
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Slide a glass bead to the eye of the hook and tie on thread.

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Stack some fine deer hair, measure so that the hair is about 1/8" longer than the hook.

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Tie the deer hair in behind the glass bead.

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Move thread to the back of the hook and tie in some small copper wire.

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Dub in some olive dubbing for the body.

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Wrap about 1/2 way up the hook.

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Dub in a small patch, about 1/8" wide, of hot orange dubbing for the eggsac.

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Finish dubbing on the rest of the body, with olive dubbing, up to the bead.

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Pull the deer hair over the hook to form the back.

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Take the copper wire and take a wrap around the back of the hook and deer hair to form the tail.

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Take 5 to 6 more turns up the hook with the copper wire making sure the deer hair stays onto of the hook to form the back.

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Whip finish and pick out the body dubbing to form legs on the fly.

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The fly is now ready for the spring and fall shrimp fishing.