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Trout Flies for the River Clyde

Compiled by Tom Forsyth of Lesmahagow (1907 - 1999)

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Trout Wet Flies for the River Clyde (cont)

 

GOLD RIBBED HARE'S EAR

Tail: 2 or 3 fibres of marled feather of partridge tail

Body: Dark fur from Hare's Ear dubbed on orange silk

Rib: Narrow gold tinsel

Hackle: a little of the body dressing, picked out as feet

Wing: From secondary feather of starling wing, set at about 45 degrees

 

WATERHEN & BLACK

Body: Black tying silk

Hackle: Black

Wing: From secondary feather of waterhen wing, light side out and tied flat among hook shank

 

COWDUNG

Body: Yellowish olive fur dubbed on yellow silk and made fairly bulky

Hackle: Dark furnace tied in front of wing

Wing: Secondary feather of starling wing tied flat

 

STARLING TIP

Tail: 2 or 3 black feather fibres

Body: Black or red silk

Hackle: Primrose yellow silk

Wing: 2 yellowish tipped starling body feathers, placed back to back with coloured side out and set upright

 

BLAE & YELLOW (Light olive)

Tail: 2 or 3 dyed yellow feather fibres

Body: Yellow silk

Hackle: Primrose yellow

Wing: Smokey blue secondary feather of Snipe wing, blue Jay or Fieldfare, light side out and set upright

 

MEDIUM OLIVE

Tail: 2 or 3 olive coloured feather fibres

Body: Stripped peacock quill from eye feather, usually dyed yellow to make markings more distinctive

Hackle: Olive

Wing: Smokey blue secondary feather of Snipe wing, blue Jay or Fieldfare, set upright

 

SAND FLY

Body: Grey silk or black ribbed with blue

Hackle: Black and fairly long in fibre

Wing: Marled sandy coloured part of hen pheasant tail, tied flat along hook shank

 

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