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Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Fly-tying with Davie McPhail - Tying the Glenfarclas Salmon Fly

This week, Davie McPhail ties the Glenfarclas Salmon Fly.
The Glenfarclas fly was originated in Scotland as an entry to a competition held by the Glenfarclas Whiskey Company, tied by James Chalmers. The rules stated that the fly had to be tied using the company colours, colours which just so happened to attract a lot of attention from the Speyside Salmon.
The flies success has led to it becoming very popular both in Scotland and across the pond in Ireland. Similar patterns in style and colour include the Willie Gunn (Single) and Ally's Special (Double).

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.
Now get out there and catch some Salmon with the Glenfarclas Salmon Fly, as tied by Davie McPhail.



Materials Used:
Hook: Fulling Mill Magni Gold Double
Thread: Uni Thread 8/0 - Black
Tag: Uni - French Oval Gold Tinsel
Rib: Copper Wire
Body: Uni-Mylar Copper Tinsel #16
Wings: Orange Krystal Flash and BlackHot Orange and Yellow Bucktail.
Eyes: Jungle Cock or substitute.
Hackle: Hot Orange Cock
Throat: Dyed Blue Guinea Fowl
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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