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Buddy of mine was telling me about a fly he saw on TV the other day. Called it a rattle rouser. Sounded purdy cool, anyone know where to get one.

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This spring I bought some at FTU. Chris told me that it was one of his "go to" flies. I haven't been out in the salt since my trip to Corpus in June and I didn't try them then because I used a friends rod and he had a spoon tied on it.
 

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I'm the guy that invented the one that they sell at FTU. It is called The Tail Tamer (rattle shrimp), and I published the tying instructions in Greg Berlocker's book of Texas Fly Patterns. The best place to buy them is I Fly Angler's Edge, located on Post Oak in Houston. They work well anytime shrimp are in the bay - caught numerous small reds on one in Galveston last weekend......
 

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The eyes are platic bead chain. They add no weight - they are simply there to better simulate a shrimp. Of course, if you are tying a rattle rouser out of silver mylar to simulate a baitfish instead of a shrimp, you would omit the eyes and splayed hacles used to replicate the whiskers on the rattle shrimp.
 
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