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That's amazing!
 

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zwE5tzbwKSs
What this guy can craft from a drinking straw is amazing.
If I ever got one of these straw shrimp, it would go immediately into my lure display box. Art like this should be seen and appreciated. If I got two of them, the second one would be tied onto my line and fished! What a great lure. This guy has the steadiest hands I've ever seen.....
 

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Anyone try making one of these shrimp? My 1st looked so so, but nothing to brag about. Could not find the clear flex straws, so I use a slightly transparent white one with thin red stripes. The clear would have made mine look much better. My shrimp turned out just a bit short. It would have looked much better if it had been at least 1/4 inch longer, but for a 1st, for me, I am fairly satisfied with my results, and think it will catch fish.
 

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EvBlue, thanks for posting this link. I think if you had titled it straw shrimp, you'd have gotten more responses. Did you make one yourself? If so, where did you get the clear flex sraws?
 

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Anyone try making one of these shrimp? My 1st looked so so, but nothing to brag about. Could not find the clear flex straws, so I use a slightly transparent white one with thin red stripes. The clear would have made mine look much better. My shrimp turned out just a bit short. It would have looked much better if it had been at least 1/4 inch longer, but for a 1st, for me, I am fairly satisfied with my results, and think it will catch fish.

ooh! Peppermint Shrimp!
Make it look like ya went to Petco to buy bait :D
 

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The straw shrimp should work well for salt water species, either tied in a fly or made for non fly uses.

My 2nd attempt was way worse than my 1st. Back to the drawing board.
 

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Well, I gave it a shot. Didn't turn out too badly, but gonna need to order some different straws. He is clearly using a wider diameter straw and one that doesn't turn milky white when bent. 4.97 down the drain, but the kids will use 'em!
 

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GM, I had a medical test done in Greenville at Physicians East, and got a straw that was close to what I'd like to get. None of the nurses knew where they came from. I ran across some on ebay that may be the ticket, but it would be a guess. The item said it was translucent flexable straws, but I think they were not the large ones.
 

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That looks great, GM!
 
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