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Faughan Shrimp (Light)

Name Faughan Shrimp (Light)
Category Atlantic Salmon, Low Water Shrimp
Hook Size 4 to 12, Salmon Hook
Thread Red
Tag Oval Silver Tinsel
Tail Golden Pheasant Red Breast Feather, Wound
Rear Body Golden Olive Seal
Ribbing Oval Silver Tinsel
Top Veiling Short Tippet Strands
Middle Hackle Short Brown or Red-Brown Hackle
Front Body Black Seal
Ribbing Oval Silver Tinsel
Top Veiling Short Tippet Strands
Front Hackle Long Blue Hackle under Long Badger Hackle
Head Black

This pattern came from the fine book by Peter O'Reilly, Trout & Salmon Flies of Ireland. He writes that this fly is popular in Northern Ireland and has been used with a great amount of success on the River Roe and the Foyle River system. 

 

 

 

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