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There are many, many different versions of this crustacean that have evolved over the years.  The version that is presented most resembles Oliver Edwards - Fly Tying Masters Class of 1984 - pattern the Edwards Shrimp.

Printable Version


Hook:Dai-Riki 135, Tiemco 2457 or equivalent, size 12-20
Thread:8/0 Olive or match body color
Tail/Antenna:Pheasant tail fiber tips
Rib:6X mono
Shellback:1/8 inch wide clear plastic material or Thin Skin - Fly Speck Clear
Body:Sow-Scud Dubbing Watery-Olive #290

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Tying Instructions

  1. Fasten a hook in the vise and attach thread.
  2. Tie in tail (about 4-5 fibers) and bring the thread to one eye length behind the eye.
  3. Tie on the front antenna (about 4-5 fibers.
  4. Tie on the mono to be used for ribbing.
  5. Tie on the shell back.
  6. Dub body leaving room for shellback, mono, tie-down and head.
  7. Tie off dubbing.
  8. Pull over shellback and tie down. Do not trim off the shellback, yet.
  9. Bring ribbing forward and trim. Trim the shellback at this time.
  10. Whip finish and cement the head, if desired.

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