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Friday, 30 September 2016

Tying a Variation of Craig's Night Time - with Davie McPhail.

This week, Davie McPhail ties a variant of Craig's Night Time, a lure that originated in the North Island of New Zealand in 1930. The fly is an imitation of a crayfish, that is used to attract fish at night.
An all-time favourite throughout it's place of origin and the nearby Australia, the pattern is extremely potent when used for searching for trout at night.
Similar patterns include an Alexandra, also available in Alexandra Orange JC for day-fishing.

All of the materials needed to tie this fly are available from Glasgow Angling Centre as listed below, but as always if you need any help finding materials or substitutes then we'll be happy to help.
Here is Davie McPhail tying his variant of Craig's Night Time Trout Fly.



Materials Used:
Hook: Long Shank Sz8 or Sz10
Thread: Uni Thread 8/0 - Black
Tail: Red Wool
Rib: Oval Silver Tinsel
Body: Dyed Black Peacock Herl
Wing: Coot Body and Peacock Neck feathers
Hackle: Dyed Black Hen
Eyes: Jungle Cock
Throat: Dyed Blue Guinea Fowl
Head: Pearl Flash and Uni Thread 8/0 - Black
Additional materials: Additionally, Davie made use of some Fulling Mill Super Glue and Varnish to coat the head of the fly.

Davie's preferred type of whip finish tool can be found HERE!

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