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Octopus Shrimp

Name Octopus Shrimp
Category Atlantic Salmon, Low-Water Shrimp
Hook Size 6 to 12, Salmon Hook
Thread Black or Red
Tag Oval or Flat Silver Tinsel
Tail Golden Pheasant Red Breast Feather
Rear Body Yellow Floss
Ribbing Oval Silver Tinsel
Middle Hackle White Saddle With Several Strands of Pearl Flash (Sparse)
Front Body Black Floss or Seal's Fur
Ribbing Oval Silver Tinsel
Front Hackle Brown or Reddish Brown Saddle
Head Black or Red

This pattern came from the fine book by Peter O'Reilly, Trout & Salmon Flies of Ireland. He writes that this fly once accounted for seventeen fish over two days for one angler on the Moy when no one else was catching anything. 

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