February 11, 2019

Fly Recipe: The Sapelo Shrimp

Posted by: Cohen Carpenter

Fly Recipe: The Sapelo Shrimp

The Sapelo Shrimp         

  • #2 Ahrex 26 Degree Jig Hook                                                                                                 
  • 3/16 Caddis Green Nymph-Head Bead                                                                               
  • Body: Chartreuse EP Wooly Critter Brush                                                                               
  • Tail: Purple EP Foxy Brush

I tie this fly in different color combinations for different water clarities:

  • Dark or muddy water: chartreuse/purple, pink/chartreuse, black/purple
  • Clear water: tan/tan, pearl/pearl

Cast the fly across the current just short of oysters, if any, and let it swing out with the current. Then make very, very, short strips. Redfish, trout, flounder and yes, the occasional toadfish will all eat this fly year round. 

Capt. Kenneth Dodd, Sapelo Light Charters LLC

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