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Ally's Shrimp (Gowans)

Name Ally's Shrimp
Category Atlantic Salmon, Shrimp
Hook Size 4-12, Salmon Hook
Thread Red
Tag Oval Silver Tinsel
Tail Small Bunch of Hot Orange Bucktail, Long
Rib Oval Silver Tinsel
Rear Body Red Floss
Front Body Black Floss
Underwing Natural Grey Squirrel Tail
Overwing Golden Pheasant Tippets
Beard Natural Grey Squirrel Tail                                                                                               
Hackle Hot Orange, Long
Head Red

This pattern came from the fine book by Peter O'Reilly, Trout & Salmon Flies of Ireland. He writes that this Shrimp Fly pattern by Alastair Gowans will take fish from late spring to late autumn and can be fished on a sink-tip or floating line, depending on water temperature and light conditions. 



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