Shrimp Flies

River Shrimp, Orange
Tied by Marc Madore*

Recipe

    Hook: Partridge Single Wilson, or Daiichi 2131, Bob Veverka's "classic Salmon hook" #4 to #10.

    Thread: UNI-Thread fire orange 8/0.

    Tail: Orange Polar Bear, long & sparse, a few strands of Krystal Flash.

    Body: Orange Scintilla dubbing or substitute, herl front 2/5.

    Rib: UNI-Tinsel oval silver, small.

    Wing: Three pair of lacquered tippets, the first tied in to reach the end of the body, the second on top reaching 2/3 of the way to the end of the body and the last to reach the 1/3 point.

    Collar: Orange.

    Head: Orange.

*About Marc Madore

Born in 1942 in Timmins, Ontario, Canada, most of his youth was spent along the rivers and lakes of this area.

After a full career with the Armed Forces, he retired in the community of Blackville, New Brunswick along the Miramichi River where he could pursue his passion in Salmon angling and tying.

As a professional Fly Tyer and one who never sought recognition, he is widely known as a premier fly dresser by his peers both in North America and Europe.

Marc's work has appeared in several Fly Fishing and outdoors magazines. A number of his patterns were published in the books Modern Atlantic Salmon Flies and, lately in Shrimp and Spey Flies for Salmon and Steelhead (Stackpole Books). He tied the signature fly for the Miramichi River Valley to the Royal Family.

Marc enjoys his retirement on the Miramichi where he maintains a life style emerged in the fly fishing sport.

As a perfectionist, Marc is constantly challenged to produce well tied flies that not only attract fish but also traditional and contemporary flies for the fly fisher and collector.

After 35 years as a fly fisherman, he has served as a guide, fly dresser, and is currently out of retirement managing the Curtis Tackle Shop in Blackville where, he enjoys passing on his knowledge and skills to fly fishermen.

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