One for Dollaghan, Salmon and Seatrout by Stevie Munn

This fantastic pattern is a local one that is very well known in my part of the world (Co. Antrim in N. Ireland). It was first dressed by local angler and long-time friend Bobby Bryans in the early 1980s and has been working consistently ever since. When I am chasing Dollaghan it is rarely of my cast as it has counted for thousands of fish over the years. I also have in the past done well with it on Salmon on the river Bush.  


The Fox Fly (by R. Bryans) Dressed by Stevie Munn


Hook :    8 – 12 Partridge PATRIOT DOUBLE UP-EYE   

Body :   Silver or pearl flat tinsel

Rib :       Silver wire

Hackle :   Guinea Fowl

Wing :     Golden Pheasant red breast feather, black squirrel, Temple dog or buck tail, golden pheasant topping and a couple of strands of pearl twinkle (optional)

This  fly is one of my all time favourites as it has worked well for me on my local river the sixmile water, where it has taken salmon and also the migratory Dollaghan trout, which run from lough Neagh to the feeder streams to spawn, It is a first choice pattern to put on the dropper when Salmon and Dollaghan where in the system. I fish it on sink tip or intermediate line. A great fly; fish it with the up-most confidence. I hope it works for you. Tight Lines Stevie


Bio. Stevie Munn works full time in the angling sector as a fully qualified guide on the Sixmile River, writer and qualified game angling instructor and game angling consultant for Fishing Matters,he has appeared in many angling magazines, books, DVDs and angling shows all over the world where he gives fly casting demonstrations. He has also fished many places in the world and grew up fishing on rivers and loughs of Ireland where he often guides. He runs teaching lessons in fly fishing and host groups fishing in Norway, Canada, Iceland, Argentina, Ireland. You can contact him via email  or get more info at