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How to Tie: Giacobba’s Skrimp

Difficulty: easy

35% difficulty

Time: 5-10 minutes

25% timely

Cost: average

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Imitates: shrimp

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.

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