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Wilkinson Shrimp (Dark)

Name Wilkinson Shrimp (Dark)
Category Atlantic Salmon, Low Water Shrimp
Hook Size 4 to 10, Salmon Hook
Thread Black
Tag Flat or Oval Silver Tinsel
Tail Golden Pheasant Red Breast Feather
Rear Body Flat Silver Tinsel, Oval Silver Tinsel, or Embossed Silver Tinsel
Ribbing Oval Silver Tinsel; Used on Flat or Embossed Silver Tinsel Bodies Only
Middle Hackle Rich Kingfisher Blue
Front Body Same as Rear Body
Ribbing Same as Rear
Wings (Optional) Roofed Jungle Cock
Front Hackle Dark Claret Hackle
Head Black

This pattern came from the fine book by Peter O'Reilly, Trout & Salmon Flies of Ireland. He writes that the Dark Wilkinson is a fly for bright weather and clear water only. It has a reputation for taking fish on the Moy on glaring bright days. 




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