Foxford Shrimp Transformer
A Jurij (Yuri) Shumakov Fly from his Scandinavian and Irish Collection (In cooperation with Terence Dunlop from Derry, N. Ireland)
Category: Atlantic Salmon
Tag: Oval silver tinsel
Tail: Fibres of golden pheasant breast feather dyed red, over two strands of blue mirror flash
Body: Rear half: black floss; front half: red-copper holographic ice dub
Middle Hackle: White badger
Rib: Oval silver tinsel
Under Wing: Two strands of blue mirror flash and small bunch of white tippet squirrel
Wing: Naturally brown carcajou
Front Hackle: Orange cock
Cheeks: Jungle cock
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 on his page on this site, Jurij (Yuri) Shumakov Flies.
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.