James' Sand Prawn Fly
This fly was designed by James Christmas and is a killer flats prawn
Keeled with tungsten beads and featuring a weed guard
Tied on Ahrex SA220 hook
1 per pack
See another local classic, Jimmy's Sand Shark Fly.
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More on James' Sand Prawn Fly
This fly was developed by James way back in 2011 to imitate a natural sand prawn that he found swimming at East Knoll on St. François Atoll. It has proven to be incredibly effective in targeting bonefish, triggerfish, and permit.
All-in-all it’s one of our top flies when it comes to targeting multiple species in the Outer Islands of the Seychelles.
The reason why this fly is so effective is that it’s a very close representation of the natural organism. It is a nice, bright fly that draws the attention of multiple flat species from some distance away, and it can be fished by either retrieving it along the bottom or mid-water column.
The big eyes are a dominant feature, acting as a significant trigger to attract and entice fish to eat it. The mono loop with beads adds the popping sound a shrimp makes and will attract the fish even on the worst of casts!
This fly is so versatile that it will also allow you to target bluefin trevally, giant trevally, snapper, and grouper, making this the one fly we cannot go without. That being said, our fly box won’t be complete without some other fly staples specifically designed to target multiple species at our various fly fishing destinations in the Outer Islands of the Seychelles.
Locally, this fly has been used successfully on Grunter
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Learn to tie the James sand prawn Fly
Materials you need:
Ahrex SA220 hook
Thread of your choice
Craft Fur in Tan or Sand for tail and body
12.5kg Mono for Weed Guard
Rubber Legs, Silly Legs or Silicon Flutter Legs
Optional orange hot spot with Solarez UV Resin
Tungsten beads for keel, 3.5 or 4.0mm orange