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Faughan Shrimp
Tied by Gary Tanner

Faughan's Shrimp

Name Faughan Shrimp
Category Atlantic Salmon
Tag Oval Silver Tinsel
Tail Golden Pheasant red breast feather wound
Rib Oval Silver Tinsel
Rear Body Half Orange floss
Center Hackle Orange cock
Front Body Half Claret cock
Head Hackle Dark claret saddle
Eyes (wing) Jungle Cock
Head Claret

Faughan Shrimp was tied by contributing fly tyer Gary Tanner. See Gary's notes below about this fly and read more about it on his blog: The River's Course. See more of his flies on his contributor page, The Flies of Gary Tanner.

Gary's Notes: The Faughan Shrimp gave me another opportunity to use claret materials. It's such a rich color...and it does have some history in flies on the Miramichi; the Logie comes to mind. But that's another story for another day! Speaking of "other stories", claret materials for tailing are hard to come by, and good hackles are in short supply ("hair extensions". ugh.), so I got into dyeing my own materials, and that's a lot of fun! I dyed a Golden Pheasant skin claret; it is amazing, and I used the "claretized" breast feather for the tail on this fly instead of the standard red breast feather.

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