Super Swimming Shrimp |
By Jason Akl
Borski’s original Swimming Shrimp is a pattern that even the pickiest of bonefish have a hard time turning down but the new Super Swimming Shrimp is even better. Tim Borski has created a new variation of his original pattern that incorporates a few special features.
One of the best times to get and use this great fly pattern is when the summertime weather fades and the cooler and windier days take over. These changes in weather promote the bonefish to alter the areas they inhabit and start the spawning process.
Bonefish will make their way up and down the outside edges of the flats, crossing shallower points as they swim around. As the larger schools work across a section of water “pushes” of water can be seen. Cast the fly on the leading edge of the school and strip the fly as the fish approach. The action produced by the Super Swimming Shrimp will closely imitate the natural as it is trying to flee. If the fish are moving at a brisk pace cast the fly out in front of them and start stripping it quickly to keep up. The special buoyancy of the Swimming Shrimp will keep the fly moving through the water as fast as you can strip the line. Tie this fly in sizes 2-6.