Without doubt one of my favourite salmon fishing flies.
This shrimp pattern Red Francis can be tied on the smallest double and treble hooks and the largest heavy tubes in various colours.
A pattern that will work when nothing else will!
Red Francis Atlantic salmon fly pattern
- Hook: Mustad Heritage DL71UP # 8
- Tying thread: Sheer 14/0 red
- Feelers: Stripped cock hackles
- Beard: Pheasant tail
- Rib: Oval silver tinsel
- Body: Red natural dubbing
- Hackle: Red/brown cock hackle