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Ballina Grey Shrimp

Name Ballina Grey Shrimp
Category Atlantic Salmon, Low Water Shrimp
Hook Size 6 to 12, Salmon Hook
Thread Black
Tag Flat or Oval Copper Tinsel
Tail Golden Pheasant Red Breast Feather
Rear Body Orange Floss
Ribbing Oval Copper Tinsel
Middle Hackle White Hackle
Front Body Dark Blue Floss
Ribbing Oval Copper Tinsel
Front Hackle Badger or Grizzly
Head Black

This pattern came from the fine book by Peter O'Reilly, Trout & Salmon Flies of Ireland. He writes that this Shrimp Fly pattern is a local pattern much used on the tidal waters of the Moy. It works well on dull, overcast, or rainy days.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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