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Foxford Shri Transformer
A Jurij (Yuri) Shumakov Fly from his Scandinavian and Irish Collection  (In cooperation with Terence Dunlop from Derry, N. Ireland)

Foxford Shri Transformer, A Jurij (Yuri) Shumakov Fly

Name Foxford Shri Transformer
Category Atlantic Salmon
Tag Oval silver tinsel
Tail Fibres of golden pheasant breast feather dyed red, over two strands of blue mirror flash
BodyRear half: black floss; front half: red-copper holographic ice dub
Middle HackleWhite badger
RibOval silver tinsel
Under WingTwo strands of blue mirror flash and small bunch of white tippet squirrel
WingNaturally brown carcajou
Front HackleOrange cock
CheeksJungle cock
HeadRed

This tube variation of the Foxford Shrimp is tied by Jurij (Yuri) Shumakov. Tube flies have been popular in Europe and Scandinavia for quite some time, but have not gained a significant foothold in North America. Fortunately for us, Yuri has had the opportunity to fish his flies for Pacific salmon and they have proven quite successful. You can see more of Yuri's flies at The Flies of Jurij (Yuri)Shumakov.

YURI'S NOTES: This is an example how different styles can be diverted into tube fly. I can't call such fly as a "Shrimp", because it is actually not one. This is a pure transformer.

For information about the tubes Yuri uses to tie his flies and for more of his patterns, read his article in the Rackelhanen Flyfishing Magazine.

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