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Thursday, 22 August 2019

Tying an Ally Shrimp Temple Dog Salmon Fly with Davie McPhail

Developed by Alistair 'Ally' Gowans from Scotland, the Ally Shrimp was created to simulate the translucent, shrimp-like crustaceans he had seen in the trawler catches. This is a real all-rounder and something every Salmon Angler should have in their fly boxes. In this variant, Davie McPhail has taken the pattern and added a Temple Dog style. He has done this by taking the traditional Ally Shrimp tail away and making it into a long flowing wing and adding jungle cock for eyes. This particular style of fly is best suited for fast-flowing rivers and streams.

All of the materials needed to tie this fly are available from Glasgow Angling Centre as listed below, but as always, if you need any help finding materials or substitutes then we'll be happy to help. Time to tie theAlly Shrimp Temple Dog Salmon Fly, with the guidance of Davie McPhail.




Materials Used:
Tube: US Silver 13mm and Clear Inner Tubing Thread: Uni-8/0 Fire Orange Rib: Oval Silver Tinsel Body: Chinese Red and Black Uni-Floss Under-Wing: Dyed Hot Orange Golden Pheasant Tippet and Grey Squirrel Wing: Hot Orange Artic Fox, Krinkle Flash, Hot Orange Goat and Silver Fox Body Hair dyed Hot Orange Eyes: Jungle Cock Hackle: Hot Orange Hen or Cock Head: Small Silver Turbo Disc.

Additional materials: Additionally, Davie made use of Varnish, which he applied to the thread after completing the fly.

Davie's preferred type of whip finish tool can be found HERE!

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