The Popping Shrimp

Target Species

Speckled trout, redfish, snook

Water Types


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This fly is designed to imitate the fleeing shrimp and is a good choice when targeting speckled trout and redfish on the Texas coast. It has also been known to catch snook in the waters around South Padre. The fly is light, durable and easy to tie. It can be used to sight cast to fish, or to probe likely holding areas. Cast it out and strip it fairly quickly across the surface. It will ride high in the water and, with the upturned face, will be easy to follow.

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