1. Start your white thread at the eye of the hook and go
back well around the bend, there you tie in 2-3 herls of
ostrich along with a piece of your tippet material.
2. Cut a piece of your Magic glass V-rib and cut a little tying-in tag.
3. Tie in the Magic Glass V-Rib at the same place you tied in the herls.
4. Now tie in a piece of the Pearl electra braid on top
of your V-Rib and the wind the thread forward to where
you want your body to end, I stop about 5mm short of the eye.
5. Wind your Electra braid forward in overlapping turns
and tie off where you parked your thread.
6. Now follow with the V-Rib, stretch it slightly and
wind on in almost touching turns up where your thread is.
7. Tie off V-Rib on the underside of the hook. In the
interest of safety I now throw on a whip finish or half
hitch to stop my thread running off the hook.
8. Turn your hook upside down in the vise and now hold
the herls in one hand and the nylon tippet in the other
hand and fold hearls forward and follow by winding them
down in the segments made by the V-Rib, pull tight to set
the herls in the groves and raise the fibers. Keep the
herls central on the underside of your hook.
9. Tie off the herls and snip the waste, whip finish
your white tying thread.
10. Change to your brown thread as we now are going to dub
the front part of the shrimp. I use my dubbing needle and
stroke out a little head cement on the thread as I find this
to be better then waxing the thread.
11. With the head cement on the thread you now dub on your
Hare´s Dubbing, you will find about 3inches of dubbed thread
will be enough.
12. Wind on your dubbing and make a conical front part, then
tie off and maybe a tiny amount of head cement on your whip finish.
13. Now go out on your favorite stream, tie it on your leader
and hope the fish are hungry. ~ Peder Lindström, Sweden