||Lightweight wet fly hook, e.g.
Kamasan B405, sizes10 - 12
||A few fibres of dyed pink hen
||Fine gold wire
||Flat gold tinsel
||Red game cock hackle palmered up
body. Pink dyed hen collar hackle.
||The 1970s saw the successful use
of "Wingless Wickhams" which were basically Wickham's
Fancy wet flies dressed sans wings. The Pink Wickham
variant was developed by Eric Begbie in the UK and first
described in one of his articles in Trout Fisherman
magazine in 1979. The basic dressing is given above. Variations
in the series now include a "nymphy" version in which
the red game cock palmered hackle is omitted; a
"sparkly" version in which pink Lureflash Twinkle is
added to the tail and a mini-muddler version using either
natural of pink-dyed deer hair above the collar hackle. All
versions are highly successful on stillwaters when fished on an
intermediate line just sub-surface.
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