Ally's Shrimp fly
Killer fly pattern - one of the most successful fly fishing flies used for salmon in rivers all around the world. Ally's Shrimp is a must to have salmon flies when you go to Scotland for atlantic salmon fly fishing. This fly pattern imitates a shrimp which is loved by salmons during their marine life time. Ally's shrimp is tied and designed by the famous fly tyer Alistar Gowan's. He tied this salmon fly pattern in 1981 but it was first published in 1988 after a huge success amon salmon flies in Scotland. Today this fly pattern is the most used fly for salmon fishing around the world. It is also a big success when fishing for sea trout.
Ally's shrimp fly fishing flies have been tied in many variations but the origial Ally's Shrimp is by far the most famous one. It among best flies, if not the best salmon flies, today.
Tip: you should try this pattern for sea-trout,char and steelhead
Time of the day
Ally's shrimp can be used in both in high and low water conditions
Originally tied in 1981 by Alistair Gowans
Hook : Double 6, 8 10. 12 and 14
Tag : Oval silver tinsel
Tail : Hot Orange Bucktail with 2 strands Pearl and 2 stands of Red Flash
Body - rear half : No.4 Scarlet Glo Brite Floss
Body - front half : Black Floss
Rib : Oval gold tinsel, fairly fine
Underwing : Natural grey squirrel tail
Beard : Natural grey squirrel tail
Overwing : Golden pheasant tippet fibres
Collar : Hot orange hackle, long in fiber
Head : Fluo orange
How to fish
Present in the water using a wet-fly swing on a floating line, sink-tip or full sinker
River and streams
8 - 15 feet
All our fly fishing flies are professionally tied by professional fly tiers. They are tested by our guides in Iceland and other countries. All flies are quality tested by our professional team to meet the highest standards when fishing for salmon.