'Shrimpy Crippler
Dressing

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Tied originally as a killer shrimp offering when news of the infestation on Grafham first broke. 'Spectacularly unsuccessful' is the phrase! Every cloud has a sliver lining though - latterly, it's done stirling work as a wet mayfly pattern, and generaly worked a treat as a bob-fly the length and breadth of the UK, as you might imagine, in a good wave.

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Hook: Kamasan B175 or B170 size 10 or 12.

Rib: Oval gold.

Body: Hare's ear & squirrel 50/50 mix

Body Hackle: Grizzle hen dyed ginger.

Shoulder Hackle I: Mandarin flank.

Shoulder Hackle II: As body hackle.

Thread: 'Brown Olive' UTC 70 denier.

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