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Thursday, 9 May 2013

Tying the Megan Boyd Shrimp with Davie McPhail

Davie ties the Megan Boyd Shrimp, a cracking salmon pattern developed by a true star in the history of fly tying: Megan Boyd. Davie ties the pattern using the authentic materials Megan would have used.

Materials used:
Hook: Partridge Salar Double
Threads: Red and Black Uni 8/0
Tag: Uni Oval Tinsel in Silver and Pearsalls Marabou Floss in Red
Tail: Golden Pheasant Red Breast Feather
Rib: Uni Oval Tinsel in Silver
Body: Pearsalls Marabou Floss - First Half Yellow, Second Half Black
Body Hackle: Yellow Cock Fibre
Front Hackle: Natural Brown Cock Fibre
Wing: Single or Double Jungle Cock
Head: Black Uni 8/0
Davies preferred type of whip finish tool can be found HERE!

All of the materials needed to tie this fly are available from Glasgow Angling Centre - if you need any help finding them or choosing substitutes we will be more than happy to help!

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