This is the Spey fly version of the Polar Shrimp. I have tied two versions of it. In both flies the hackle is from the middle of the body forward. The sparse version, one side of the hackle is stripped off be before tying it in. The "bushy" version would be effective for Kings.
Polar Shrimp, Spey version.
|Sparse Version || |
|Bushy Version || |
|Hook || Alec Jackson 1.5|
|Tag || Flat gold tinsel|
|Tail || Red hackle fibers|
|Body || Orange SLF|
|Rib || Oval gold tinsel|
|Hackle || Orange Marabou, from mid-body. May strip one side.|
|Collar || Two turns of Orange Mallard flank.|
|Wing || Two matching slips of white Goose shoulder tied Spey style.|