Mysis are one of a group of small shrimps known as opossum shrimps. Their name comes from the brood pouches in which the females carry their fertilized eggs. The young shrimps fully develop in these pouches. They are commonly found in deep, cold water and tend to stay below the transition layer between the warmer mixed water at the surface and the cooler deep water below, where light penetration is minimal. At night, they will make a vertical migration toward the surface to feed.
The Mysis Shrimp fly is designed to imitate a live mysis which is generally nearly transparent with their eyes being the most noticeable feature as they drift along the current. And because of that contrast, the fly is designed with prominent black eyes.
Fish a Mysis shrimp with a dead drift. Real Mysis often flow near the surface of the water, but fishing deeper in the water column may be effective in areas where the current slows.
Normally available in the following hook sizes: 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18 and 20.
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