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Currys Red Shrimp Description

The Currys Red Shrimp salmon fly is Pat Curry’s original shrimp fly, except that his had Red Swan strip veilings, which are no longer used. This is the grandfather of all shrimp patterns. When Pat tied it in the late 30s, little did he know that he had created a revolution is Irish Salmon fishing. The Currys Red Shrimp is particularly good for fresh fish.

Currys Red Shrimp


Currys Red Shrimp Pattern

Hook: Esmond Drury
Thread: Black, Red
Tag: Oval or flat Silver tinsel
Tail: Golden pheasant Red breast feather
Rear Body: Red floss, seal’s fur or Lite Brite
Rear Body Rib: Medium or fine oval Silver tinsel
Mid Hackle: Badger
Front Body: Black floss, seal’s fur or Lite Brite
Front Body Rib: Fine oval Silver tinsel
Wings: Jungle cock
Front Hackle: Badger
Head: Red


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