Weighting Shrimp Flies
My perspective on weighting Shrimp patterns is that using bead chain eyes or lead, dumbbell eyes affects the angle and rate of sink. For example: placing the eyes at the eye of the hook and tying the rest of the fly reversed allows the hook to ride point up fly to sink eye first, the way a Shrimp might. Of course, if eyes are to be added monofilament eyes could be added at the bend of the hook. I believe eyes added in this manner/position, tend to sink in to the sand or other bottom materials and maybe disappear from view. This only one variation used in weighting Shrimp patterns.
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