Borski's Super Swimming Shrimp |
By Jason Akl
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 inspire Bonefish to alter the areas they inhabit and start the spawning process.
To fish these Bones in colder waters you have to understand a little about the fish’s behavior. Bonefish will make their way up and down the outside edges of the ocean side flats, crossing shallower points as they swim around. If you can find one of these shallow points, stay on it because it will be the perfect place to cast your flies from. As the larger schools work across a section of water “pushes” of water can be seen.
Ideally fishing these large schools you want to be able to cast over the group of fish with the Super Swimming Shrimp into the moving fish. The action produced by the fly will closely imitate a fleeing shrimp. If these fish are moving at a more brisk pace, get the shrimp out in front of them and start stripping it quickly to keep up with them. 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 pattern in sizes 2 & 4.