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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)

 

PALE EVENING DUN

Tail: 2 or 3 fibres of honey dun cock

Body: Pale yellow silk

Wing: Secondary wing feather of starling, light side out, set upright

Hackle: Pale honey dun cock

 

BUTCHER

Tail: Red floss or wool

Body: Black silk with silver rib, or all silver

Wing: From secondary wing feather of crow, black side out, tied flat

Hackle: Black or furnace cock with distinct black centre

 

WHIECHURCH DUN

Tail: 2 or 3 pale ginger cock fibres

Body: Primrose silk or floss

Wing: From secondary wing feather of Snipe, Fieldfare or Blue Jay, light side out, set upright

Hackle: Pale ginger cock

 

GRANNOM (GREENTAIL)

Body: Hare's fur on brown silk, with green floss silk at tail to represent eggs

Wing: From secondary wing feather of Partridge, dark side out, set at an angle of 45 degrees

Hackle: Pale ginger

 

GREEN INSECT

Body: Light green silk, or light green D.F.M.

Hackle: White cock, sparsely dressed

 

SALTOUN

Tail: 2 or 3 fibres of pale ginger cock

Body: Black silk

Rib: Fine silver wire

Wing: Lightest starling wing feather, light side out, set upright

Hackle: Pale ginger cock

 

LITTLE BROWN DUN (Turkey Brown)

Tail: 2 or 3 fibres of dark brown cock

Body: Dark brown floss

Rib: Purple silk

Wing: From brownest feather of Partridge tail, dark side out, set at 45 degrees

Hackle: Dark brown cock

 

GUINEA FOWL & RED

Body: Brown silk

Wing: From guinea fowl or water rail

Hackle: Reddish brown

 

CRAN SWALLOW

Body: Yellow silk, sometimes with gold tag

Wing: From secondary feather of swift wing, light side out, tied flat

Hackle: Small bronze tinted breast feather of a starling, one turn only

 

MAVIS & BLACK

Tail: 2 or 3 fibres of black cock

Body: Black silk

Wing: From secondary wing feather of thrush. The bottom of the feather with a pinkish yellow tinge is chosen, light side out, set upright

Hackle: Black

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