Published Jan 23. 2017 - 2 years ago
Updated or edited Apr 27. 2018

What is a Waddington Shank?

Fly Tying Tip for Tying Intruder Flies and Big Streamers

What is a Waddington Shank? I get that question a lot, and in this video you can have a closer look at Partridge Waddington Shanks.

Waddington Shanks have been around since the early 1950s but have really increased in popularity the past few years with the rise of Intruder style flies and large streamers. One of the fundamental features of an Intruder fly is the ability to have a large profile fly with a small hook. The small hook allows for less leverage to pull the hook while fighting fish.

All the patterns featured in this video can be found as full tutorials on my Youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/c/kevinhospodar

How to tie an Intruder - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6eNnMkdbt8M

How to tie an Orange Heron Intruder -https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ebMncpTxQT8

How to tie an Emerald Shanker - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ALHBxRvMuM

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