About the Ally's Shrimp Salmon Atlantic Fly
Ally's Shrimp represents translucent, shrimp like crustaceans and is one of the greatest salmon patterns of all time.
It is probably the most used Atlantic salmon fly in the world simply because it can be used with confidence in a great variety of waters, at any time of the year.
This version has been tied onto a Ken Sawada hook to ensure maximum strength.
The Ally's Shrimp is a popular Salmon pattern used throughout Scotland, including on the Isle of Skye.
Creator of this salmon atlantic fly: Alastair Gowans
Country of origin for this salmon atlantic fly: Scotland
This salmon atlantic fly is designed to be fished on Rivers & Streams
- Hook : Ken Sawada Double 6-10.
- Tag : Oval silver tinsel.
- Tail : Hot orange buck tail with 2 strands pearl and 2 strands of red micro flash. (Veniard product).
- Body - Rear half, No.4 Scarlet Glo Brite floss,
- front half, black floss.
- Rib : Oval gold tinsel, fairly fine.
- Under wing : Natural grey squirrel tail.
- Beard : Natural grey squirrel tail.
- Over wing : Golden pheasant tippet fibres.
- Collar : Hot orange hackle, long in fibre.
- Head : Fluorescent orange.
Comments from other fly fishermen
This is a fly I will allways keep in my flybox. Prime season 2007 there had been no rain for 35 days and Langá, the salmon river in the west of Iceland I fish every year was nearly dry. All pools were full of fish but none taking...no oxygen in the water. Finally I put this fly to the test and the only salmon that day was registered to Ally´s Shrimp. - Posted by Gústaf Gústafsson on 15/05/2009
Thank you Gústaf for your comments. You have won this months competition for reviewing one of our flies. As a prize, we have created and sent out a Salmon Atlantic selection of flies for you to test this year, let us know how you get on with them! - Posted by David Radley - Fish4Flies Team on 23/06/2009
The fly is undoubtedly a must have / never leave home without etc and I have used the pattern successfully spring, summer and autumn, even taking a 14lb fish on a riffling plastic tube on the Dee!
My only objection is to the size of the flies you are offering in June, with the weather warming up I would prefer to see sizes 10,12,14 on offer.
Aberdeen - Posted by Richard Jones on 25/06/2009
Thanks for your feedback. Your right about the weather, we've just added stock for sizes 12 and 14 for you, and already have a large range of 10's available. :) - Posted by David Radley - Fish4Flies Team on 26/06/2009
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