Blackwater Fly Fishing

Ghillie Cottage

For the Warmest of Welcomes by the Mightiest of Rivers

Doug Lock's Salmon Flies

Featured in Salmon Trout & Sea Trout
April 1999

The Kilbarry Stud

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Hook Wilson doubles, sizes 4 -12
Tag Gold tinsel
Tail GP crest
Body First half gold floss, second half black floss
Rib Gold tinsel
Throat Hot orange calf tail
Wing Black squirrel with green Crystal Hair over
Head Black
Notes For peat stained and clear water.

 A great all season fly.

This fly has accounted for many Salmon and Grilse, Sea Trout and Dollaghan
 

 

Kilbarry Summer Shrimp

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Hook Wilson doubles, sizes 8, 10 and 12
Tail Orange calf and green Crystal Hair
Rib Silver
Body First two thirds gold floss
Mid Hackle Orange cock
Body Last third black silk
Front Hackle Badger cock
Cheeks Jungle cock
Head Black
Notes

 

For light peat stain and clear water

Has also taken Salmon in Canada and

Norway

 

Kilbarry Autumn Shrimp killaut.JPG (26735 bytes)
Hook Wilson doubles, sizes 8, 10 and 12
Tail Red Calf and green Crystal Hair
Rib Silver
Body First two thirds red floss
Mid Hackle Red cock
Body Last third black silk
Front Hackle Badger cock
Cheeks Jungle cock
Head Black
Notes Use in August & September ~ great for aggressive Cock Fish  

 

     Kilbarry Charlie's Charm

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      Hook       Wilson doubles, size 4 to12
      Tag & Rib       Silver wire
      Tail       GP crest
      Body       Black floss
      Throat       Blue Artic fox
      Wing       Red Fox (Charlie)
      Cheeks       Jungle cock
      Head       Black
        Notes       For clear water
  I took a Grilse with this fly on the Deveron when I visited Sharpes' HQ   

NEW ADDITION

Kilbarry Silver Stud
Hook         Wilson doubles, sizes 10.12.&14
Tail    GP crest
Rib  & Tag  Silver Wire KilbarrySilverStudfFy.jpg (42240 bytes)
Body    Flat silver tinsel
Throat    Orange Arctic Fox 
Wing  Black Squirrel + Green Crystal Hair
Cheeks  Jungle Cock
Head  Black
Notes Use in clear low warm water and bright sunny conditions This pattern took  Summer Salmon, Grilse & Sea Trout during the 1999 drought 

I use Gordon Griffiths Fly Tying Products

Water Temperature Salmon
F C Fly Size
45 ~ 50 7.2 ~ 10 2 ~ 6
50 ~ 55 10 ~ 12.7 6 ~ 8
55 ~ 60 12.7 ~ 15.6 8 ~ 10
60 ~ 65 15.6 ~ 18.3 10 ~ 12
65 + 18.3 + 12 ~ 16

We can tie any Fish taking Pattern here at Ghillie Cottage, as the tying desk situated in the lounge is always at the ready.
Fly tying Lessons can also be arranged.

COME AND TIE YOUR OWN FLIES AND CATCH A SALMON 

One of The Great Fishing Houses of Ireland

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