If you have fished the Colorado tail waters below Dillion, Taylor Park or Ruedi Reservoirs you understand the importance of Mysis. These shrimp were put into these reservoirs specifically to help the growth and population of Salmon, Trout and other aquatic species. With the release of water along comes the Mysis into the tailwaters making the fish very happy and often football shaped. This pattern created by Roy Palm in the Umpqua Feather Merchants catalog is a home run. Simple to tie yet very effective in the right places.
Mysis Crystal Shrimp Ingredients List / Recipe:
Hook – Tiemco 3761
Eyes – Umpqua 4x Nylon Tippet Material
Thread – Veevus 14/0 White
Body – Superfine Dubbing White
Tail and back flash – Krystal Flash Pearl
Tools used to create this fly:
Vise – Griffin Montana Mongoose
Scissors – Dr. Slick Razor Scissors
Bobbin – Griffin Standard bobbin
Whip Finish – Dr. Slick Brass Whip Finish
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