How to Tie: Giacobba’s Skrimp
Time: 5-10 minutes
Target species: tarpon, snook, seatrout
Where to fish: flats, backcountry
Notes: The hackle feelers are a nice touch, but not necessary. Anthropomorphizing a little, Capt. Mark Giacobba says fish look genuinely confused when they realize this isn't a real shrimp
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About the fly:
Shrimp – the fruit of the sea! And of the backcountry, for where Capt. Mark Giacobba designed this fly to look like a shrimp, act like a shrimp and get eaten like a shrimp. As I scarf down a shrimp taco while writing this description, I can’t help but daydream about Giacobba’s Skrimp scooting past a mangrove root where a slobby snook waits in ambush mode.
Use a brown marker to bar the tail.