Salmon fishing & fly tying on the Miramichi...

Saturday, 7 January 2012

Guy's "Shrimp"

Guy's Shrimp is a pattern that I was inspired to create after several of my favorite fly tyers displayed their fall patterns on It's not a true shrimp pattern, it's just a standard hairwing tied with standard 'shrimpy' colours.

Hook: Partridge CS10/2
Tag: Lagartun copper tinsel
Tail: Golden Pheasant Tippet
Body: Uni Orange floss
Rib: Lagartun copper tinsel
Throat: Yellow hackle fibres
Wing: from bottom to top, Yellow bucktail; 2 strands each yellow, orange, UV krystal flash, Fire Orange polar bear; Orange bucktail
Cheeks: Jungle cock
Head: 8/0 Uni black

This photograph was taken by Mr. Damian Welsh and used in his book Atlantic Salmon Flies of Nova Scotia in the 'Tyers Favorites' section - his book can be viewed & purchased here:

This fly went for it's first swim as a nameless orange pattern but returned as 'Guy's Shrimp' after hooking 3 and landing 2 at a very special pool on a very special river. Here's where the name 'Guy' (Silliker) comes into play:

It was a great day of fishing with Dad, Paul, Stephanie & Frederic!