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The Makerel Shrimp
Tied By Lawrence Finney

The Makerel Shrimp

Name The Makerel Shrimp
Category Salmon/Seatrout/Steelhead
Hook Size 7 to 9 Salar
Tag Gold UTC wire
Tail Fluorescent claret pheasant crest
Body Red holographic tinsel
Rib Ruby UTC wire
Body hackle Claret saddle
Hackle Hot orange saddle
Throat Hackle Blue English partridge
Wing Bronze mallard flank
Wing crest Fluorescent claret and fluorescent yellow pheasant crest
Cheek Jungle Cock

The Makerel Shrimp was tied by Irish Contributing Fly Tyer, Lawrence Finney.

Lawrence's Notes: "This is a marvelous Dollaghan fly fished in the peaty rivers early in the morning or just as the light is fading. It’s a good back end fly for the Salmon and seatrout rivers. The fly is based on the famous seatrout fly the Dark Makerel."

You can see more of Lawrence's flies at The Flies of Lawrence Finney .

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