Keeping on with the pink shrimp theme there is no doubt that Torben Gosch’s Glimmerrejen (Sparky shrimp loosely translated) and its variations have produced numerous amount of sea trout in the past years. I have a feeling that its popularity in Denmark has gone down a bit with the many new shrimp models but here in Finland a popular variation named Mulkkis has rised it to one of the most used sea trout flies.
This one is a variation I’ve used trying to achieve a realistic (if you can say that of a pink shrimp) look while keeping most of the elements of the original. As with the previous I recommend you to try it also in other colors such as olives and browns.
Hook: Mustad CS47SD #2-8
Weight/underbody: Lead wire
Tail: Pink Bucktail and few strands of Wapsi Midge Flash – Pearl
Body: FAP Straggle Fritz – Fl. Pink (or color of your choice)
Eyes: Melted mono eyes – Black
Few tips to achieve the look of the fly:
Build a carrot shape underbody that tapers to the front. Wind few wraps of the body to the rear before tying in the eyes. Cut the straggle fibers to also taper to the front once the fly is finished.