This weeks Fly Friday is from Mark Roberts, it's The Pink Shrimp.

Click here to see the video explaining how to tie a Pink Shrimp for both grayling and trout fishing on rivers.

Materials required:

Hook: Partridge Patriot barbless Czech Nymph size 10

Head: 3.5mm Tungsten bead coloured pink.

Silk: 14/0 sheer colour of choice

Shell Back: Pink Mylar UV band 2mm

Rib: 0.14 red copper wire

Body: Rabbit fur dubbing dyed pink

Thorax: Spectra Dubbing dyed coral pink

Over Varnish: Liquid Glass UV.

Mark Roberts

Mark Roberts is 56 years old married and has two children. He has been tying flies since the mid 70’s.

He is a long standing member of the Game Angling Instructors Association and holds their APGAI awards in Single handed and double handed fishing and Fly Dressing. He is a senior assessor and mentor for these qualifications within that organisation.

Mark fishes and teaches in the South Wales area concentrating on wild trout, grayling and salmon fishing on the Rivers Usk and Wye as well as fishing for sea trout (sewin) on the rivers Towy and Neath.

Mark has been involved in the promotion of Fly Dressing in both his local area and throughout the UK and can often be found at open days with tackle retailers demonstrating fly tying. He also attends many fly dressing clubs around the UK demonstrating and explaining fly tying techniques.

Mark has a passion for classical flies tied on traditional blind-eyed hooks with real gut eyes.

Mark maintains a club website which has regular articles on fly dressing techniques and fishing skills which may be found at