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Sunday, 28 October 2012

Tying the Kate McLaren Wet Fly with Davie McPhail

Davie ties one of the all time classic wet flies, and probably our all time bestselling fly pattern, the Kate McLaren. Practically indispensable for loch fishing, the Kate McLaren works equally well anywhere on a cast, from the boat or the bank.

Materials Used:
Hook - Kamasan B175 size 14
Thread - Uni-8/0 Black
Tail - Golden Pheasant Crest
Rib - Uni Oval Tinsel Small Silver
Body - Seal's Fur dubbing Dyed Black
Body Hackle - Cock Saddle Dyed Black
Front Hackle - Indian Hen or Cock light to dark Ginger

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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