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    Default McHaffie’s Claret Shrimp

    With and without JC


    Hook: Magni #10
    Tag: Flat Gold Wire
    Rear Hackle: GP Breast feather
    Rear Body: Light Claret
    Mid Hackle: Claret
    Front Body: Dark Claret
    Rib: Flat Gold Wire
    Front Hackles: Silver Badger over hot orange cock.
    Last edited by Grassy_Knollington; 14-02-2020 at 03:28 PM.

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    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Clitheroe, Ribble Valley


    Like those too, theres somthing special about Irish style shrimp flies. They give me real confidence. Personally I prefer with JC but I'm sure Salar isn't fussed...
    "If I can shoot rabbits then I can shoot fascists"

    MSP 1999- "If you tolerate this then your children will be next"

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    One of the best Irish shrimp patterns, and they're very well tied 👌. Great pic too! 👌

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    Lovely looking flies

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    Join Date
    Mar 2009


    Both nice flies but I do prefer the JC
    Where do you get FLAT wire from? Sounds like a stronger alternative to oval.
    Regards Gary
    Fishing for 60 years and am still trying to understand why I do it, but I love misunderstandings

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    Join Date
    Oct 2007


    1 of my all time favourites GK and a killing looking version you've tyed there too...
    Ye Cannae help bein' a wee bit grumpy, No if ye was jist born crabbit

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    Default Thanks!

    Thanks for the comments gents.

    It’s a nice pattern, that’s for sure. I’m a sucker for claret and the Badger/Orange really sets it off.

    There’s a picture of McHaffie in one of my old T&Ss and he looked like a real character.

    Gary, I got the flat wire from Chevron Hackles at BFFI last weekend. I liked the colour and it looks well in use.
    Last edited by Grassy_Knollington; 14-02-2020 at 07:57 PM.

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