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Curry's Red Shrimp
Tied by Gary Tanner

Curry's Red Shrimp

Name Curry's Red Shrimp
Category Atlantic Salmon
Tag Oval Silver Tinsel
Tail Golden Pheasant red breast feather
Rear Body Red floss or seal's fur (I tied the example above with seal. So much more lively than floss!)
Rear Rib Oval Silver Tinsel
Rear Veils Red hackle tips or similar (often tied, as I did, without veiling)
Center Hackle Silver Badger
Front Body Black floss or seal (again, I used seal)
Front Rib Oval Silver Tinsel
Front Veils Red hackle tips or similar (again, not often employed these days. We're cheap and lazy.)
Eyes Jungle Cock
Head Hackle Silver Badger
Head Red

Curry's Red Shrimp was tied by contributing fly tyer Gary Tanner. See Gary's notes below about this fly and read more about it on his blog: The River's Course. See more of his flies on his contributor page, The Flies of Gary Tanner.

Gary's Notes: If you get seriously into Irish shrimp flies and would like to learn more about them than just the recipes to tie them, I strongly recommend Peter O'Reilly's Trout and Salmon Flies of Ireland (Merlin Unwin Books, 1995, with subsequent reprints). From it, I learned that the first Irish Shrimp pattern, Curry's Red Shrimp, was created by Pat Curry of Coleraine, Ireland. I'm not too sure the colors are right for the Miramichi, but it was fun to tie (and I'll find out about the "rightness" of the colors later this year).

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