Tying instruction for Wilkinson light shrimp


 

Tying instruction for Wilkinson light shrimp. A classic Irish shrimp fly.

Wilkinson light shrimp

This fly is a classic Irish shrimp fly.

 

Tying instruction.

Hook                   

Tag                     

Tail hackle           

Rear body            

Rib                     

Center hackle 

Front body

Rib    

 Wing                  

Fronthackle    

Single, double or treble hook # 6-18. 

Thin oval silver tinsel.

Golden pheasant red body feather, turned.

Flat silver tinsel.

Thin oval silver tinsel.

Magenta hen or cock.

Flat silver tinsel.

Thin oval silver tinsel.

Jungle cock tied in, in flat and v-shape.

Teal blue hen or cock hackle.

 

Materials used for this fly.

  • Golden pheasant red body feather.

  • Flat silver tinsel.

  • Thin oval silver tinsel.

  • Magenta hen body feather.

  • Teal blue hen body feather.

  • Two jungle cock feather.

  • Mustad double #6 salmon hook.


Tying instruction

 

Fix the hook in the vice and tie in the thread.

 

Tie in the thin oval tinsel for the tag.

 

The tag is build by turning five turns of tinsel.

 

Tie in the rear hackle feather.

 

Turn the hackle.

 

Tie in the rib.

 

The tying thread is turned to center of the shank, tie in the flat tinsel and turn it to the rearhackkle and then back to the start..

 

Tie in the hackle feather in the tip. (You may seen that the rib hasn't been turned yet, its a failure)

 

The tip of the hackle feather is laid back and secured by the thread.

 

Here the rib is turned.

 

The hackle is doubled.

 

The hackle is turned three turns.

 

The hackle is fixed and the tip is cut off.

 

Tie in the rib for the front body and turn the thread to the eye.

 

Here the flat tinsel is tied in, turned to the centerhackle and return. The surplus has been cut off.

 

The rib is turned.

 

Tie in the teal blue hackle by the tip.

 

The hackle is doubled.

 

The hackle is turned and the surplus has to be cut off.

 

Ready for tying in the wings.

 

I make the feathers ready.

 

The wings has been fixed in V-shape and flat over the back.

 

The hackelstems has been folded and secured by the thread. The surplus is cut off.

 

The finished fly.

May not be used commercial without written permission.