That McGall man with no veilings at all!!! Tut, tut!!! :lol:
From what I'm reading in various books and online, there doesn't seem to be much evidence that Pat ever tied any of his red shrimps with Indian Crow as is detailed in some of the older descriptions of the pattern. Many believe he would have used dyed feathers from the white ring of a cock pheasant. Now, was he using these when he was tying the veilings at the sides of the hook rather than above and below?
It would seem that red swan, or something similar was used, in the photo above. But then again, these are above and below. All rather confusing but interesting none the less.
Many thanks for sharing the photo by the way! :thumb:
that's the 'modern tying' Jockie and was having problems uploading the individual pix, but eventually got there lol
Couple of other interesting things - the front hackle was longer as was the traditional style and the JC is roofed, rather than eyes