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Thursday, 18 October 2018

Tying a Floating Fry Fly with Davie McPhail

Autumn is the season of the fry. During the Autumn months, Trout become aggressive feeders in an attempt to fatten up for the coming Winter. Baitfish flies are known to be a favourite during this time of year on rivers, streams and even Stillwater reservoirs. This Floating fry is sure to make Trout turn their heads towards the surface and strike!

The materials used or equivalent alternatives needed to tie this fly are available from Glasgow Angling Centre check out the links below, but as always if you need any help finding materials or substitutes then we'll be happy to help. Time to tie his Floating Fry fly, with the guidance of Davie McPhail.



Materials Used:
Hook: Fulling Mill Barbless Size 8
Thread: Uni-8/0 or 6/0 Fire Orange
Tail: Pearl Krystal Flash
Body: Egg White and Safety Orange Fritz
Wing: Olive and Black Tip Rabbit Zonker
Eyes: Small Silver and Black
Foam: 8mm Yellow Booby Cord

Additional materials: Additionally, Davie made use of  Varnish, which he applied to the thread after completing the fly and Glue which he used for securing the eyes.

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

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