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Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Tying the Paul Young Special (Salmon Fly) with Davie McPhail

Davie ties his Paul Young special, a Salmon fly developed specifically for an inimitable angling icon, Mr Paul Young. Conveniently, it happens to be a highly effective Salmon pattern too!
Materials used: Hook: Partridge Patriot Up-Eye Double in Silver
Thread: Uni-8/0 Black
Tag: Uni French Oval Tinsel in Small Silver
Tail: Golden Pheasant Crest
Rib: Uni French Oval Tinsel in Small Silver
Body: Uni Floss: 1/3 Blue, 2/3 Black with a dyed blue Badger hackle between them
First Hackle: Peacock Neck
Wing: Black Bear and Red and Blue Mirror Flash
Front Hackle: Black Chinese Cock Hackle
Eyes: Jungle Cock
Head: Black Thread and a fine collar of Blue Mirror Flash

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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