River Shrimp Purple
Tied by Marc Madore*
Hook: Partridge Single Wilson, or Daiichi 2131, Bob
Veverka's "classic Salmon hook" #4 to #10.
Thread: UNI-Thread black 8/0.
Tail: Purple Gliss n Glow and Krystal Flash.
Body: Purple & flash dubbing, herl front 2/5 topped with
UNI-Mylar pearl tinsel 1/16" (no. 10).
Rib: UNI-Wire, fine silver wire.
Collar: Red & white, short.
Head: Chartreuse with red stripe at rear.
*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
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
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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