Jay says he has often caught chinook salmon in the estuaries that have small gray shrimp in their bellies. This shrimp fly is designed to imitate those forage critters.
Jay Nicholas’s Elk River Estuary Shrimp
Hook: TMC 811S Saltwater Fly Tying Hook #4
Thread: Lagartaun X-Strong 150 Denier Black
Eyes: EP Crustacean Eyes Crab + Shrimp Med or Large
Tail: Gray Bucktail, UV Gray Krystal Flash
Body: Hareline Plus Adams Gray+ Ice Dub UV Gray
Hackle/Feelers: Grizzly Saddle Hackle