Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Forward swimming mantis shrimp

Im baffled by the fact that we all still tie shrimp/prawn flies the wrong way.  I spent some time recently watching sand prawns after we pumped them from the holes and then looked around youtube.  They only really swim backwards the second they leave burrow.  After that they swim forwards, eventually digging back into a burrow front ways.

Fished these guys this weekend.... They dont look great out the water but in the water they look magnificent.  They float for the first second or two and then sinks quite fast.


mud prawn fly

mantis shrimp fly


mantis shrimp fly

mantis shrimp fly

mud prawn fly

mud prawn fly

11 comments:

  1. Cool video on this and the next post. Just noticing that the mantis has some very peculiar markings on the tail. Very distinct. Could these be a trigger for their predators? I mean, if a fish loves mantis and chases them often it might recognize those tail markings as a fleeing mantis. Just a thought for future incarnations of your flies.

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