Tie of the Month: March 2020 'An apostle of Ireland'

Tie of the Month March: An apostle of Ireland

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  • Clydebuilt

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  • Ryan Houston

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  • Total voters
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gwelsher

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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.

Orange and Purple Shrimp.jpg

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
 

iainmortimer

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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.

View attachment 43102

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
That's a beauty Gary and I love that its tied on the 'correct' hook :thumb:
 

CharlesW

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Drowes Shrimp

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Tag Fine oval silver
Tail Red feather from golden pheasant 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
 
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iainmortimer

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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
I’ve not come across that one before. Nice looking fly.
 

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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

Cheers

CB

Currys Pheasant shrimp.jpg
 

iainmortimer

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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

Cheers

CB

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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:
 

Clydebuilt

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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:
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!
Thanks:thumb:
 
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iainmortimer

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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.
This thread has piqued my interest in them though!
Thanks:thumb:
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!
 

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I agree, really nice hook and very nice fly pattern. Where do you buy the hooks? I cant seem to find the scr35....
 

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I bought the hooks from a local tackle shop at Seaton ,Devon. He does sell on the internet if you give him a ring. I’m surprised they don’t come up on “google”.
They are highly rated on the shore fishing circuit.
Ill post some pictures later.
 

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Phoenix Shrimp

Here’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 ;))

Head: RED!
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
Eyes: jc

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Here’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 ;))

Head: RED!
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
Eyes: jc

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That is very nice, love the flying spurs
 

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A fly that caused a fuss on the Ridge Pool I believe. The blue hackle shrimp.20200325_141703.jpg

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McHaffie’s Claret Shrimp

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Hook: Loop #10
Tag: Gold wire
Tail: GP
Rear Body: Light Claret Seals Fur
Rib: Fine Oval Gold
Mid Hackle: Claret Cock
Front Body: Darker Claret Seals Fur
Front Hackles: Single turn of Orange Cock under 2 turns Silver Badger
Cheeks: JC short
 
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