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Peterson’s Spawning Shrimp
Peterson’s spawning shrimp is a versatile shrimp pattern used for bonefish all over the Caribbean & USA. It swims well when striped and hovers just right when casted.
Peterson’s spawning shrimp can be tied in many variations so don’t stress out about having the exact legs or yarn. As long as you have the proportions correct, you’re good!
This is how we tie it for bonefish in Florida and the Caribbean.
TMC 9395 #1-6
Pink Flymaster plus (210 denier)
Beadchain eyes (Med or large)
Small shrimp eyes in black
Silicone legs (barred), Centipede legs (thin) 2 black krystal flash strands
wrapped Krystal flash (pearl or pink)
Tan Fox or Rabbit fur