Hi J/S ,Peter O'Reilly described the front hackle on foxford shrimp as rich ginger.I had never seen, or heard of, the Foxford shrimp until I got a copy of Peter O'Reilly's book in the late 1990's.
I remember reading the description of the fly and how the shade of the front hackle could vary. I just can't remember the exact wording of it.
The only hackles I had at the time were natural red cock feathers and these are what I've used since.
The fish I've had on foxfords over the years is quite remarkable. In all conditions too.
If I were only allowed to use one fly for the rest of my fishing life, there's no debate for me that it would be a Foxford. I certainly wouldn't have any fewer fish at the end of the season either.
Although I hold the Curry's Red in such high regard for its place in the development of shrimp flies, the Foxford is probably the best fishing/catching fly that was ever created for me!
Hi J/S ,Peter O'Reilly described the front hackle on foxford shrimp as rich ginger.