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Saturday, 12 May 2018

Tying the All Rounder Emerger with Davie McPhail

During a hatch of Mayflies or Olives, fishing an emerger pattern can be very effective. An All Rounder Emerger is definitely worth tying and having a few in your Fly Box.

The best way to fish this fly is dry on a dead drift and letting the current carry it along like the natural. You can impart a bit of movement in the fly by introducing a few twitches, but don't overdo it because the natural's quivering is very subtle.

Another great tip when fishing the All Rounder Emerger is to use a Knotless Taperd Leader as this will allow the leader to turn over delicately and will minimise any splashing as the fly lands. On the first few casts the fly should float nicely, then it will eventually sink, so remain vigilant and notice what the fish prefer. If the fish prefer the dry, just make sure you apply some High and Dry.

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. But now it's time to learn from Davie McPhail. Time to learn how to tie the Olive All Rounder Emerger Dry Fly.



Materials Used:
Hook: Tiemco 2478 size 14
Thread: Uni Thread 8/0 - Lt-Cahill
Body: Stripped Natural Peacock Quill dyed Olive
Leg: Knotted Pheasant Tail Fibres
Under-Wing: Dyed Olive Deer Hair
Thorax: Olive Squirrel Dubbing and UV Lite Brite Dubbing
Wing: Natural CDC Feathers
Additional materials: Additionally, Davie made use of some Varnish across the fly, using a dubbing needle for a more accurate application.

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

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