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Saturday, 16 June 2018

Tying the RA Green Peter with Davie McPhail

The Green Peter is an old classic sedge pattern, and a deceiver which imitates the natural (Phryganea Varia). It works really well in Irish loughs & highland lochs for wild browns. This varient is called the RA Green Peter, (Red Arsed).

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 Black Midge Hopper.



Materials Used:
Hook: Kamasan B175 size 10
Thread: Uni Thread 8/0 - Black
Rib Oval Gold Tinsel
Tag Red SLF and Red Seals Fur Mixed
Body: Olive SLF and Olive Seals Fur mixed
Body Hackle: Natural Red Game Cock
Wings: Hen Pheasant Quill
Front Hackle: Natural Red Game Chinese Cock
Additional materials: Additionally, Davie made use of some Varnish to finish 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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