Tying the Grass Shrimp

Tying the Grass Shrimp

Tying the Grass Shrimp

Step 1: Lay down a base of thread at the bend of the hook, and tie in a small bunch of gray bucktail. Make sure it stays on top of the shank. Pull the bucktail up, and wrap thread underneath to form a post. Then wrap the thread back to the front of the hair. Trim the tip ends of the bucktail at an angle.Jay Murakoshi
Tying the Grass Shrimp

Tying the Grass Shrimp

Step 2: Tie in a pair of grizzly hackle quills that have been stripped of their barbs ¿ one along each side, splayed slightly outward to form the antennas. Don't wrap too tightly because you can easily cut the quill. Trim off the butt sections and remove a little from the tip ends. Add a drop of head cement to the thread.Jay Murakoshi
Tying the Grass Shrimp

Tying the Grass Shrimp

Step 3: Now take a couple of turns of thread just behind the bucktail and tie in a pair of medium-sized black mono eyes using a figure-eight wrap. Advance the thread toward the eye of the hook with several turns.Jay Murakoshi
Tying the Grass Shrimp

Tying the Grass Shrimp

Step 4: Make a dubbing loop about 5 inches long and apply a small amount of wax to the thread. Open up the loop and add Brite Blend dubbing material and using a dubbing tool, spin the loop and material into a dubbing strand. Tie in and wrap the dubbing strand forward almost to the eye of the hook, and tie off. Leave enough space to tie down the tail. With a bodkin, tease out some of the dubbing to form the legs of the shrimp.Jay Murakoshi
Tying the Grass Shrimp

Tying the Grass Shrimp

Step 5: Pull the bucktail down over the top of the body forming a shell and tie off at the eye of the hook.Jay Murakoshi
Tying the Grass Shrimp

Tying the Grass Shrimp

Step 6: Make a few wraps at the front section of the tail to flair it at a 45 degree angle. Splay the bucktail to give it a wide look. Now take a few more wraps to secure all the material. Whip finish, cut the thread and apply a drop of head cement to the thread wrappings.Jay Murakoshi