Even though we have a long tradition for tying shrimp flies, the craze took a major leap, when the very competent Danish fly tier and fly fisherman Claus Eriksen introduced his fabulous fly, Pattegrisen – a salmon pink shrimp fly incorporating bells, whistles and hackle from a Whiting spey neck.
The Pattegrisen was featured in Danish angling film maker, Niels Vestergaard’s film on saltwater fishing – and Scandinavian fishermen soon learned that… looking like a pig wasn’t necessarily a bad thing. Over night the Pattegrisen was on every fishermans lips – and, literally spoken, in a lot of sea trout’s as well.
Being more of a fly fisherman than a fly tier myself, I have chosen a more simple and less expensive approach. Using a single teal feather and a bit of wool, I was on track. My shrimp might not make angling history – but never the less this pretty basic shrimp gets the job done.
Here are a couple of photos of my shrimp fly. This one is in a salmon pink/piggy color sceme. But I make them in grey, brown, chartreuse and olive as well.
Tying instructions will appear on Youtube in the near future.Share