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How To Tie: Pass’s Guide Shrimp | The PERFECT Bonefish Fly
Notes: Deadly for bonefish in almost any condition you will find them in. This fly also works great for redfish and snook in the Everglades along mangroves or on the open flats. One major thing to take note of is the bead size. The bead size can range from 2.5mm up to 8mm depending on water depth and current. The heavier the current and deeper the water, add weight.
Capt. Michael Passalacqua (Birddogflyfishing) ties this fly for bonefish from Biscayne Bay to Key West. With a simple but effective design, this pattern has taken plenty of bonefish including some pushing and over the double digits. The quiet entry from the jigbomb allows you to cast closer to the fish than normal. The slim and streamline profile gets this fly down to the bottom where you want it. The minimalistic approach is nothing fancy but you can fill the box with a multiple colors and weights to have the right fly for any situation. The weed guard is nice and stout so don’t have to worry about thick turtle grass. I tie this pattern in tan, pink, olive, chartreuse, and orange. This fly can range from 2.5mm up to 8mm depending on water depth and current.
Guide to Jig Bomb Beads
Pass’s Guide Shrimp uses Umpqua’s Jig Bomb Beads as an efficient way to weight the fly. Learn how to size and apply them here!