Fluorescent Green Irish Shrimp

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I first saw this pattern in Peter O'Reilly's book around 20 years ago but had never tried it. Gwelsher sent me some flies one time and there was a flouresc green shrimp among them. I remember using it one evening at the river a few years back when I hooked 5 salmon in a few hours and there were at least 3 of them hooked on this pattern.

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Thanks for sharing the fly and story Jockie. It's colour combos that I probably wouldn't reach for but glad to hear it's worked for you. Great work Jockie and hope you are out amongst them when allowed again.
 

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Thanks for sharing the fly and story Jockie. It's colour combos that I probably wouldn't reach for but glad to hear it's worked for you. Great work Jockie and hope you are out amongst them when allowed again.

Thank you sir! And I hope you get the line tightened a few times yourself! :)
 

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Yes Richard I have caught a fair few evening fish on it, and Grilse as well, and great that it works for you.
I first saw the idea posted on this Forum many years ago.
 

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Very nice, perfect for dirty water. I have tied this pattern before but never really gave it a proper triall.

I have a spool of fluo green floss that has much more impact than Glo Brite. I bought it more than 20 years ago and it may have been Gordon Griffiths so no longer available. It goes on much smoother, giving a better sheen.

It looked great as a butt on badger wing blue charms and I did very well with them in May on the Slaney whenever fresh fish were running. Instead of tying as a normal butt, I tied it as a rear body under the rib so body was rear third fluo yellow/green and front two thirds black floss. Always on size 4 singles.

I was convinced of its magical fish catching properties. Pic below is that spool beside Glo Brite. I consider it too precious to use, there might be 20 flies left on it. If anyone knows of something similar, please let me know.


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That is a difficult one that. I know exactly how you feel. I'm exactly the same with 'old gold' or crunchie bar gold tinsel. There are flies that just don't look the same without it but I don't want to use it up either.

I hope someone will be able to help you out with your floss issue!
 

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Cheers JS,
Truth is I haven't looked too hard. I have looked in shops but a search online gave me a few possibilities, from Uni Floss to Semperfli. I'm sure someone must have your old gold tinsel lying around.
 

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Very nice, perfect for dirty water. I have tied this pattern before but never really gave it a proper triall.

I have a spool of fluo green floss that has much more impact than Glo Brite. I bought it more than 20 years ago and it may have been Gordon Griffiths so no longer available. It goes on much smoother, giving a better sheen.

It looked great as a butt on badger wing blue charms and I did very well with them in May on the Slaney whenever fresh fish were running. Instead of tying as a normal butt, I tied it as a rear body under the rib so body was rear third fluo yellow/green and front two thirds black floss. Always on size 4 singles.

I was convinced of its magical fish catching properties. Pic below is that spool beside Glo Brite. I consider it too precious to use, there might be 20 flies left on it. If anyone knows of something similar, please let me know.


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I also have a very old spool of fl. Green with no name and no idea where to buy more.

Could this be your floss?

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This is the floss I use in fl. Green lime and red next to globrite no 12, anyone any idea?20201120_200851.jpg
 

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