The original Polar Shrimp pattern was created by E. H “Polly” Rosborough back in the 1960’s for use on the Oregon Coast, but since then this pattern has become a late fall and winter steelhead favorite.
This type of streamer pattern can be fished effectively in many different ways for all sorts of water types. One of the best techniques for fishing this pattern would be to let the fly sink deep down in the water and run it slowly across the current simulating a fleeing shrimp or rolling egg cluster. Even though the big steelhead that you are targeting with these flies have left the open feeding grounds of the ocean for the rivers they still considers shrimp to be a very robust food source and will have a hard time passing them up if you swing them near there noses, just remember to hold on tight.
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|Products for this fly:|
|||Tiemco TMC 7989 Hooks|
|||Uni 6/0 Tying Thread|
|||Strung Chinese Rooster Saddle|
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