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  1. Irish Shrimp Fly Patterns
    Tied a few of these yesterday. Could of done with tying the tail down somewhat. But sure when you add water it might help.
  2. Shrimp Fly Patterns
    Hopefully wont wait long to get them wet
  3. Irish Shrimp Fly Patterns
    One I've not tied before or fished, but I like it.
  4. Irish Shrimp Fly Patterns
    A McCormicks shrimp tied with a red front hackle instead of orange.
  5. Shrimp Fly Patterns
    Shrimp pattern tied on a #2 single. Very similar to my totm entry but with added amherst and ostrich, which wasn't in the competitions remit?
  6. Irish Shrimp Fly Patterns
    I've an idea in my head to do a blog post on the Curry's Red Shrimp and the different materials that can be used, or perhaps what I have used myself would be more accurate, for veilings over the years and how the affect the appearance of the finished fly. This is the first version I've tied...
  7. Fly Tying Topics
    I've started of a second series of live fly tying, this time the theme is claret salmon flies. Perhaps not quite as popular a colour as with trout lough flies, claret non the less has some very good salmon patterns. Hopefully you will enjoy these and it will give you something to do and watch...
  8. Irish Shrimp Fly Patterns
    Not perfect, as tied Al fresco and I couldn't see Jack in the blazing sunshine!! ?
  9. Fly Tying Topics
    Just wondered what peoples views are? I typically use Indian cock for most of my tying. Majority of my tying being ; cascade types, Ally's , pert shrimp and loads of hair-wing / shrimp variants. The flies I make are size 14 to size 8 . Noticed some folk seem keen on Indian Hen? so is it...
  10. Irish Shrimp Fly Patterns
    Another one from Peter O'Reilly's book that will hopefully get wet at some point this year!! ??
  11. Shrimp Fly Patterns
    I don't normally tie flies, but I needed an escape today from all that is going on. An MCX Dark Shrimp ??? Sorry Michael :redface:
  12. Irish Shrimp Fly Patterns
    The Shrimp Fly as described in Peter O'Reilly's book. However, was known as 'The Killer' back when I used to fish the Finn. I saw this fly take a lot of fish from the Finn & Reelan.
  13. Prawn & Shrimp
    I was giveing a wooden shrimp like a devon minnows years ago I think they were made in ireland and been trying to find them online or if anyone knows if you can still get them or got pictures of them thanks
  14. Irish Shrimp Fly Patterns
    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...
  15. Shrimp Fly Patterns
    First time I've managed to get one of these almost to my liking.
  16. Shrimp Fly Patterns
    Hopefully be able to use it before the season ends.
  17. Irish Shrimp Fly Patterns
    Just a made up pattern. I'd love to get one on this if I get a chance this season
  18. Irish Shrimp Fly Patterns
    TYING THE CALVINS McCORMICK SHRIMP SALMON FLY WITH RYAN HOUSTON - YouTube
  19. Shrimp Fly Patterns
    Thoughts on this one please guys
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