Published Feb 13. 2024 - 2 months ago

Ally's Shrimp

Salmon live a large part of their lives feeding on shrimp and small fish, and perhaps this is why shrimp patterns throughout history have always been effective in luring the salmon to take a fly, when they return to the rivers and rivers. The orange-colored shrimp flies are a must-have in the boxes, and one of the most famous shrimp flies is the Ally's Shrimp. Scottish flytyer Ally Gowans is the man behind this modern classic salmonfly pattern, and we have had our very own Håkan Karsnäser behind the vise to demonstrate the tying of the Ally's Shrimp.

Hook: Ahrex HR424 Classic Low Water Double # 8
Thread: Red
Tag: Fine oval silver tinsel
Rib: Small oval silver tinsel
Tail: Orange bucktail
Body: Red and black flossilk
Wing: Silver tippet squirrel and golden pheasant tippet
Hackle: Orange hen hackle

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