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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)

 

YELLOW DOCTOR

Body: Yellow tying silk

Hackle: Primrose yellow, tied in front of wings

Wing: From secondary feather of starling wing, light side out, tied flat along hook shank

 

WHITE TIP

Tail: 2 or 3 black feather fibres

Body: Black silk

Rib: Fine silver wire

Hackle: Black

Wing: White tipped feathers of wild duck, a slip of feather from a left and right wing is necessary. It can also be dressed from body feathers of a white spotted starling. As in the Starling Tip, wings should be set upright

 

RED TAG

Tail: Red floss or red wool

Body: Bronze peacock herl, tied fairly bulky

Hackle: Reddish brown hen hackle

 

TEAL AND RED

Tail: 2 tipped feathers of golden pheasant collar

Body: Yellow silk

Hackle: Reddish brown

Wing: Teal set at an angle of 45 degrees

 

COCH-Y-BONDHU

Body: Bronze peacock herl, and two turns of gold at rear end

Hackle: Furnace with distinct black bar

 

PARTRIDGE TAIL & RED

Body: Yellow or Orange silk

Hackle: Reddish brown hen

Wing: From marled feather of partridge tail, tied flat 

 

BLUE DUN

Tail: 2 or 3 smokey blue feather fibres

Body: Blue under-coat of rabbit, dubbed on grey silk

Hackle: Smokey blue

Wing: Smokey blue/blae of secondary feather of Snipe, Fieldfare or Blue Jay

 

BLUE QUILL

Tail: 2 or 3 smokey blue feather fibres

Body: Stripped quill from peacock showing distinct markings

Hackle: Smokey blue (blue dun)

Wing: Smokey blue/blae of secondary feather of Snipe, Fieldfare or Blue Jay

 

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