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Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Tying the Kite's Imperial with Davie McPhail

The Kite's Imperial is a classic hackled dry fly originally tied by Oliver Kite to catch wily Brownies on Welsh and English rivers. Although this is an old pattern it is still highly effective today and remains a very popular choice for the river angler.



Materials Used:

Hook - Kamasan B170 size14
Thread - Purple Pearsalls Gossamer Silk
Tail - Honey or Rusty Dun Cock Fibres
Rib - Fine Gold or Copper Uni Wire
Body and Thorax - Grey Turkey or Heron Sub
Hackle, Honey or Rusty Dun Cock

Davies preferred type of whip finish tool can be found HERE!

All of the materials needed to tie this fly are available from Glasgow Angling Centre - if you need any help finding them or choosing substitutes we will be more than happy to help!

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