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Purple and Gold Shrimp

Name Purple and Gold Shrimp
Category Atlantic Salmon, Low-Water Shrimp
Hook Size 6 to 12, Salmon Hook
Thread Black
Tag Oval or Flat Gold Tinsel
Tail Golden Pheasant Red Breast Feather, Wound
Rear Body Oval Gold Tinsel
Middle Hackle Purple Saddle
Front Body Oval Gold Tinsel
Front Hackle Badger Saddle
Head Black

This pattern came from the fine book by Peter O'Reilly, Trout & Salmon Flies of Ireland. He writes that this is a late season fly and will take difficult fish in poor fishing conditions. 


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