That's a beauty Gary and I love that its tied on the 'correct' hook :thumb:I was going to do a Green Silk but could not find my green Pearsalls Marabou floss so settled for this one instead.
Orange and Purple Shrimp
This is a bug by the late Laurence Cunningham. Not as well known as his Green and Black (Green Silk)
Tied in the "old" style with the longer front hackle and a larger rib on the front body.
Tied on an old #6 Mustad hook which would date from about the time this fly was devised.
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This is the dressing as I was given it:
Tag - Fine Gold Oval tinsel
Tail - A red feather from the body of a Golden Pheasant wound on as a hackle
Body - First half Orange Floss silk ribbed with fine oval gold tinsel, then a double Orange and Claret middle hackle with the claret hackle over. Second half of the body Purple floss silk ribbed with Gold oval slightly broader than the fine used on the first half, with a large Purple, or Claret hackle over.
Sides - Two medium sized Jungle Cock feathers
Head - Black varnish over the tying silk
Hook - Sizes 4-6
I’ve not come across that one before. Nice looking fly.Drowes Shrimp
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Tag Fine oval silver
Tail Red feather from golden peasant body
Rear body Silver holographic with fine oval silver rib
Mid hackle Yellow dyed badger
Front body Claret floss with fine oval silver rib
Front hackle Claret
Sides Jungle cock
Thread Neon bright orange
Morning CB. That is acceptable for there are a number of low water Irish shrimps where the tail is tied in at the midpoint as you have done. Therefore if there’s anything wrong it’s just that you’ve called it a ‘wing’ :fish:Hi folks, I knocked this up this morning to throw in the mix
Its a different take with using pheasant as an over wing / tail as opposed to a wound tail...therefore.... if it goes against the original TOTM March rules, I'll withdraw and re-think, I will not be offended if its not considered to conform, just let me know
Very loosely based on a Curry's red
Tag & Ribbing: Gold Med. Wire
Hotspot: Glowbrite Orange
Rear body: Red Floss gold ribbing
First hackle: White Badger
Overwing: Golden Pheasant
Front body: Black Floss gold ribbing
Front Hackle: White Badger under JC cheeks
As before, just a different take on an Irish "style" shrimp, but if its deemed too far off spec. please let me know and I'll bin it
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Thanks for clearing that up Ian, I don't have an intimate knowledge of Irish patterns but that'll do for me.Morning CB. That is acceptable for there are a number of low water Irish shrimps where the tail is tied in at the midpoint as you have done. Therefore if there’s anything wrong it’s just that you’ve called it a ‘wing’ :fish:
Most commonly when done, the tail is still wound but in place of the mid-body hackle. I love the variety of the Irish shrimps and those of similar design from other countries and so carry WAY to many!Thanks for clearing that up Ian, I don't have an intimate knowledge of Irish patterns but that'll do for me.
This thread has piqued my interest in them though!
That is very nice, love the flying spursHere’s my go at this month’s challenge, a bright and breezy Phoenix Shrimp.
(ps: hope you notice I gave it a red head, JS, rather than the prescribed hot orange, just for you and I )
Tag: gold oval
Tail: gp and blue macaw
Rib: gold oval
Rear Body: hot red uni-floss
Mid-hackle: sunburst cock
Veilings: orange dyed gp breast fibres top and bottom
Front Body: opal mylar
Front Hackles: bright orange henny cock with red badger over
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