"The Ally's Shrimp"



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Diagram 1
Place a hook in the vice, catch in the thread at the eye and trim of the loose end. Wind the thread onto the hook shank, in fairly close turns, to the bend directly above the hook point. The object is to form a base of thread which helps prevent materials from slipping round to the side of the hook.
Diagram 2
Catch in a piece of oval silver tinsel underneath the hook shank and trim. The end underneath the shank should reach almost to the eye, but leaving a space free for the wing and the head. The thread should be wound as far as the barb point, this is the starting point for the tag.

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Diagram 3
Wind on the oval silver tinsel in tight turns starting above the barb point and finishing above the hook point. Tie the finishing loose end of the tinsel underneath the hook and again trim off close to the eye. 
Diagram 4
Tie in a another length of oval silver tinsel for the rib. Diagram 4 shows a short piece of tinsel to save on space. In fact you will need about twice the length shown.

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Diagram 5
Select a bunch of hot orange bucktail making sure they are at least twice the length of the hook. Tie in as shown with the tail protruding back a full hook length. Tie in a length of bright red floss for the first half of the body.
Diagram 6
Wind the red floss evenly onto the hook to form the first half of the body and trim of the end. Then tie in a length of black floss for the second half of the body.

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Diagram 7
Wind the black floss evenly along the shank to form the second half of the body. Tie in the loose end underneath, at the space left for head, and trim.
Important - remember to leave plenty of room for the wing and the head.
Diagram 8
Take the oval silver tinsel and wind on in an evenly spaced spiral as shown in Diagram 8. The number of turns you make will depend on the size of the hook chosen. On an average sized hook about six or seven turns is about right.

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Diagram 9
Turning the hook upside down in the vice, tie in a few grey squirrel tail hairs for a beard. This style of beard requires the hairs to extend further than normal, i.e. as shown or even longer.
Diagram 10
Turn the hook the right way up again and tie in a second bunch of grey squirrel tail hair. This is called the underwing and extends beyond the bend almost to half the length of the tail.

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Diagram 11
Next we select a nice bright orange Golden Pheasant tippet feather. Take a large feather and strip of the sides at the base leaving the centre piece intact. Tie it in, on the long side, with a few turns of thread and then pull the feather through to the position shown and trim.
Diagram 12
Prepare an orange cock hackle and pull of the fluff at the base. Tie in at the head and pull the fibres forwards to double them in a V shape. Wind this round the hook three or four times and tie of drawing the fibres forwards to lie as shown. Finish off by forming a nicely shaped head and varnish red.

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                                            Bucktail tip: Remove, from the base of the bunch, all the fluff and short straggly  
                                 hairs. Removing the fluff etc. keeps the volume of the body to a minimum. With  Salmon   
                                  flies huge fat bodies are unsightly. Another common mistake with hair is to tie in far 
                                  too much, again adding to the volume of the hook.

                                                   
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