Ally Gowans’s pattern has probably accounted for more salmon than any other contemporary fly.

Materials list for the Allys Shrimp

Hook: Size 6-14, or tube

Thread: Red

Tag: Silver wire or oval tinsel

Tail: Orange bucktail tied long with pearl Krystal Flash

Rear body: Red floss. 

Front body: Black floss

Rib: Silver wire or oval tinsel

Underwing and beard: Natural grey squirrel

Overwing: Golden pheasant tippet

Head hackle: Orange cock

Head: Red