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Wilkinson Shrimp (Light)

Name Wilkinson Shrimp (Light)
Category Atlantic Salmon, Low Water Shrimp
Hook Size 4 to 10, Salmon Hook
Thread Red
Tag Flat or Oval Silver Tinsel
Tail Golden Pheasant Red Breast Feather
Rear Body Flat Silver Tinsel
Ribbing Fine Oval Silver Tinsel
Middle Hackle Magenta Hackle
Front Body Flat Silver Tinsel
Ribbing Fine Oval Silver Tinsel
Wings Roofed Jungle Cock
Front Hackle Cambridge Blue Hackle
Head Red

This pattern came from the fine book by Peter O'Reilly, Trout & Salmon Flies of Ireland. He writes that this Shrimp Fly pattern is widely used and more popular than the Wilkinson Shrimp (Dark). It works well for fresh fish in bright weather when there is just a little color in the water.




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