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Pattegrisen Shrimp variant or Pink Pig by Davie McPhail

The Pattegrisen Shrimp otherwise known as a Pink Pig is a wispy shrimp pattern for saltwater. The pattern is a little more complex than the average fly, but the results are spectacular. As always, Davie makes it looks easy.

Hook: Saltwater Shrimp
Weight: Flat lead tape
Thread: Uni-Fire Orange
Legs: Red polar bear or bucktail
Mouth: Diamond Brite Sand Shrimp and Sherbet Dubbing mixed the palmered coral hackle
Feelers: Coral rhea white peacock dyed pink
Eyes: Black Easy Shrimp Eyes
Rib: Pink Wire
Body: Diamond Brite Sand Shrimp and Sherbet Dubbing Mixed or something similar…
Body Hackle: Chinese Cock dyed Coral and Peach
Back: Salmon Pink Antron Yarn
Head: Fire Orange

Be sure to check out this and other videos on Davie McPhail’s Youtube page.

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Alexandria – McPhail

This is one of my all time favourite flies. I really like the marabou tail Davie uses, and will try this on the next tie. I normally tie mine using hackle fibers. It’s been a while since I’ve posted up one of Davies flies, but if you have time, check out his entire offering on youtube, he has the best selection, quality and variety of tying styles out there.

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