Patterns for Fly-Tying

Quite a number of people who are coming to visit us ask me about tying patterns for our favourite flies,
so that they can tie up flies themselves before they come.
It seems to be rather difficult to find details - especially for Irish shrimp patterns -
so I have tried to provide some information here. 
If you come across any more information which you think would be useful for other guests,
please email me and let me know & I'll include it here.

The following table is provided thanks to Danish tyer Tommy Olinsson who has a superb site on http://www.danishflydesign.dk
He has kindly allowed me to reproduce his pictures and links to his site for the patterns.
Tommy has also fished out of Blackwater Lodge!


Ally's

Ally's Special

Ally's Yellow

Apache

Cascade

Curry's Gold

Bann Special

Foxford

The Tables below give dressings and/or links to sites with more details on some of our favourite patterns.

Ally's Shrimp Patterns

 

Original

Red Special
Tail: Orange bucktail Red bucktail Red & orange bucktail
Body: Rear: Red floss
Front: Black floss
Rear: Red floss
Front: Black floss
Rear: Red floss
Front: Black floss
Rib: Oval silver tinsel Oval silver tinsel Oval silver tinsel
Underwing: Grey squirrel Grey squirrel Grey squirrel
Wing: Golden pheasant tippets Golden pheasant tippets Golden pheasant tippets
Hackle: Hot orange cock Red cock Red under orange cock

 

Brolly's Gold Shrimp

Tail: Orange GP (two strands of pearl crystal over - optional)
Rib: Silver wire                      Gold wire for gold variant
Rear Body: Bright Red Floss  Flat gold tinsel for gold variant
Mid Hackle: Orange
Front Body: Bright Yellow Floss
Front Hackles: Yellow then Orange
Roof: GP Dyed Orange over
Head: Red

 

 

Hairwing Patterns

  Stoats Tail Silver Stoats Tail Thunder Stoat Munro Killer Garry Dog Thunder & Lightning Blue Charm Hairy Mary
Tag: Fine oval silver tinsel Fine oval silver tinsel Fine oval silver tinsel Fine gold tinsel Fine oval silver tinsel Fine oval gold / Yellow floss Oval silver tinsel Oval gold tinsel
Tail: Golden pheasant crest Golden pheasant crest Golden pheasant crest Orange cock hackle fibres Golden pheasant crest Golden pheasant crest Oval silver tinsel Golden pheasant
crest
Body: Black floss Silver Mylar Black floss Black floss Black floss Black floss Black floss Black floss
Rib: Fine oval silver tinsel Fine oval silver tinsel Fine oval silver tinsel Fine oval gold tinsel Oval silver tinsel Oval gold tinsel Oval silver tinsel Oval gold tinsel
Hackle: Black cock Black cock Orange cock     Orange cock Blue cock Blue cock
Throat:       Orange cock under blue jay Blue jay Blue jay    
Wing:
Black Squirrel or bucktail Black Squirrel or bucktail Black Squirrel or bucktail Squirrel dyed yellow Red under yellow bucktail Brown squirrel or bucktail Natural squirrel Brown squirrel or bucktail