Fly Tying Tutorial: Gummy Gotcha Shrimp Fly
Take Your Flats Fly Fishing to the Next Level
The original Gotcha shrimp fly pattern is a staple in flats fishing fly boxes. This next-generation Gotcha variation adds some new elements to help this classic pattern fish even better.
By adding the Fish-Skull Shrimp & Cray Tail, the Gummy Gotcha fly gets to the bottom super quick to grab the attention of cruising bonefish and permit so you can land that fish of a lifetime. Layering several types of flash and adding Chewee Skin helps give the Gummy Gotcha fly the translucent look that you see in natural shrimp.
- Hook: Kona Universal Strong Streamer (USS) hook, size 1/0
- Tail: Fish-Skull Shrimp & Cray Tail, silver, size medium
- Mouth: Fish-Skull Faux Bucktail, white - Polar Flash Opal - Lateral Scale
- Eyes: Easy DIY Plastic Bead Eyes (see video to learn how to build these)
- Body: UV Chewee Skin - Flashabou
- Wing: Fish-Skull Faux Bucktail, white - Polar Flash - Lateral Scale - Craft Fur
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About Brian Wise:
Brian Wise is a fly fishing guide in extreme Southern Missouri. His mainstays are the wild rainbow trout and large predatory brown trout of the North Fork of the White River, but he is also a self-proclaimed smallmouth junkie and loves the seasonal striper fishing as well. He's been the head guide at River of Life Farm for over a decade and has been featured in print such as Southern Living Magazine, Outdoor Life, Fly Fisherman, Field and Stream, Rural Missouri Magazine, on television shows such as NBC’s Today Show, Outdoor Channel’s Ultimate Outdoors, several appearances on Outdoor Channel Outfitters, and is a Field Producer for Chasing Waters on the Pursuit Channel. He was a 2007 qualifier for the coveted Best of the West distance casting competition and won the Bennett Springs distance casting competition with a whopping cast of 106 feet. When Brian isn’t guiding, he is fishing with his two sons. His fly tying and fly fishing videos are quickly making their way to the top of the list, and the Fly Fishing the Ozarks Youtube Channel is the fastest growing channel in the fly fishing genre.
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