it’s New Wave and Shrimp Eye Day here in the south of France, so without further ado, to start off the festivities here’s a brilliant burnt-mono shrimp eye tutorial by Curtis Fry at Fly Fish Food.
“I’m sure most anyone has seen or has created their own monofilament eyes. It’s not rocket science, but there are still a few things I’ve found that make it easier yet keep a bit of realism in the mix.
So for this method, you’ll need: ” to click the pic above for the complete materials list and awesome how-to video with some very interesting tips and tricks to make your own great looking shrimpy eyes.
keep in mind that mono-eyes can be used for streamers, damsel and other nymph imitations as well as for dry flies: the big and bulging adult mayfly eyes come to mind but that’s far from all. use the same technique and vary sizes and colours to suit.
as for the New Wave, i’m not really into this soft and sticky stuff but since it’s about Shrimp Eyes…. enjoy !
click the image for more great cartoon-inspired paintings and graffiti.
– fish portraits
– fly fishing art
was a little grumpy but beautiful.
first a fish’s
and then some people’s with a groovy soundtrack from our friends at Jazz and Fly Fishing
which do you like best ?
it’s going to be a fantastic week !
the reviews section is going to kick off with a long-term test of two juicy Imago rods and two delicious tippet spool holders. add to that some more sweet kiddy stuff with more on the gluey fly casting side with the Roll cast and The Five Essentials and some sweet and sour goofy photos from last saturday’s fair in Uppsala and let’s not forget The Friggin’ Awesome Limp Cobra Holiday Photo Contest that ends on saturday at midnight.
hurry up and send in your entries !