Shrimp flies pattern description



Bessy Bell
 

 
Hook Single, double or treble # 6 -12
Tag Fine oval silver tinsel
Rear hackle Purple cock, long in fibres
Rib Fine or medium oval silver tinsel
Rear body White floss silk
Veilings Yellow toucan (at the sides and not at top and bottom)
Centre hackle Grizzly cock (short & dark)
Rib Fine oval silver tinsel
Front body Yellow floss silk
Veilings Yellow toucan (at the sides and not at top and bottom)
Wings Jungle cock, back to back
Front hackle Grizzly cock, long in fibres
Head Black

A very old pattern from E. D. Malone's book

May not be used commercial without written permission.