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Trout Flies for the River Clyde

Compiled by Tom Forsyth of Lesmahagow (1907 - 1999)

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LARGE DARK OLIVE  (wet fly)

  • Hook: Size 12 or 14

  • Body: Heron's herl dyed in picric acid, or yellow silk, and ribbed fine gold wire

  • Hackle: A normal, olive hackle wound on thinly

  • Wings: Dark Starling

  • For the dry fly pattern, use a blue dun hackle instead of the starling wings. Both the olive and blue dun hackle should be combined evenly, and should be stiff enough for the fly to sit up in the water. On the whole I have found the dry fly to be better than the wet, particularly when there is a good hatch.

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    THE JOHN STOREY

  • Silk: Black

  • Body: Copper coloured peacock herl

  • Hackle: Rhode Island red dark red cock hackle

  • Wings: Small whole breast feather of the mallard, from an adult bird

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    THE INFALLIBLE

    This is a Devon pattern, which first came to my notice many years ago. The fly's name intrigued me, since it suggests a fail-me-never and every angler worth his salt is always on the lookout for a pattern that will never let him down. The Infallible, which is suggestive of the Iron Blue Dun, may not always live up to its descriptive title, but it does catch a lot of fish wherever hatches of Iron Blues occur. For the dry fly, make the body of mole fur or crimson tying silk, which may be shown in the tail end of the body if the mole fur is used.

    The Infallible fly

  • Hook: Size 15 or 16

  • Body: Mole or crimson tying silk

  • Hackle: Whisks or setae are of dark blue dun cock

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    WHITE MOTH

  • Silk: Black thread

  • Tail: Whisks from white pheasant tippet feathers

  • Body: White cock hackle tied palmer

  • Hackle: White turkey neck feather

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    THE OLIVE SUN NYMPH

    By Richard Walker

    This simple Olive Sun Nymph catches trout in a variety of circumstances, but I have found it especially useful in the conditions implied in its name, that is in bright sunshine, whether the surface is broken or calm, using a floating line and long leader.

     

    Hook: Size 12 or 14

    Body: Greenish-yellow daylight fluorescent floss tied thin

    Rib: Fine gold thread

    Head: A few turns of peacock herl

    Tail: A golden pheasant topping 

    Olive Sun Nymph

                                                        

     

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