Smartt’s Shrimp is a small crustacean pattern that works well when redfish get picky, especially in the Spring when they are feeding on juvenile shrimp and crabs. Smartt’s Shrimp is light and easy to cast and somewhat translucent in the water. The eyes are made from burned/painted 60# mono and the body is formed with a dubbing loop using tan and brown EP fibers. The dubbing spinnner/hook (shown in photo) hangs from the dubbing loop and is used to spin and twist the EP fibers into a tight frizzy strand. Once palmered around the hook shank, the fibers are picked out thoroughly with Velcro and then trimmed to a tapered shape in the final step.
Hook: Mustad 340011 #4 to #6
Thread: Clear Nylon Mono (Uni med.)
Eyes: Burned 60 lb mono, painted black, then dipped in Aleene’s Fabric Fusion
Antennae/Feelers: 2 strands root beer Krystal Flash
Horn: Tan EP Fibers
Body: Tan and brown or olive EP fibers
Weed Guard: Double or single strand 12-16 lb Mason Hard Mono (single shown)