Here's the "recipe" for my Live Shrimp:
Mustad 1/0 O’Shaughnessy Hook
(2) Mono Shrimp Eyes
(2) Rust tentacles
Brush and Wing Fibre -grey/natural
½” Stream Brush streamer material – natural
Large Dumbbell eye
Place hook in vice, hook point UP.
Tie thread at hook bend, then wrap up to eye of hook, then back to bend.
Bend mono shrimp eyes and tie one on each side of the hook at rear.
Tie in two pieces of rust tentacles at rear, sticking out 1-1.5”
Tie a bunch of Brush and Wing Fibre, splitting hook at the rear (the shrimp head). Trim about a half inch from hook.
Turn hook over.
Tie another bunch of Brush and Wing Fibre on at hook bend.
Tie the ½” Stream and Bush material on.
Wrap thread up to hook eye.
Tie on large dumbbell eyes.
Wrap Stream and Bush material forward to dumbbell eye, tie off, and cut.
Fold Brush and Wing Fibre over to dumbbell eye, tie off, and cut.
Tie on behind the dumbbell eye some marabou.
Whip finish behind dumbbell eye.
Glue Eye top and bottom. Press marabou down into glue so that it faces forward.
I've got a couple of fly fishing trips coming up...I'll let you know how it does!