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Yer Man

Name Yer Man
Category Atlantic Salmon, Low Water Shrimp
Hook Size 2 to 14, Salmon Hook
Thread Black
Tail Mixture of Red, Orange, and Brown Bucktail
Ribbing Oval Gold Tinsel and Monofilament
Eyes 20-30 lb Monofilament Melted on Both Ends, Tied in With Figure Eights, Secured with a Drop of Super Glue
Body Mixed Red and Claret Seal Fur
Hackle Dark Red Died Saddle Hackle, Palmered
Shell Back A Slip of 50 mil Plastic Sheeting, Cut to Shape and Tied in With The Monofilament
Head Black

This pattern came from the fine book by Peter O'Reilly, Trout & Salmon Flies of Ireland. He writes that this fly was originally devised by Peter Wolshenholme and Michael Brown for the Brandon River. There intent was to match the natural shrimp as much as possible. This fly can be weighted to get down deeper for early Spring fishing. 





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