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Friday, 2 November 2018

Tying a Jig Head Peeping Caddis Nymph with Davie McPhail

Grayling become a key part of many Game Angler's fishing calendars, as Winter approaches and the Brown Trout season ends the Lady of the Stream comes to the fore. Grayling shoal up in the colder weather and nymphing techniques with the right fly to hand is key to hunting them down, This  Peeping Caddis Nymph should definitely be part of your arsenal of flies to land that PB Grayling!

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. Time to tie a Jig Head Peeping Caddis Nymph, with the guidance of Davie McPhail.


Materials Used:
Hook: Fulling Mill Jig Force size 14
Bead: 3mm Black Tungsten
Thread: Uni-8/0 Black
Body: Hare's Mask Body Fur
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 thread. If you do not wish to burn the end of the body material, optionally you can use Booby Eyes, tying into the body near to the Tungsten bead, this also provides a bit of lift in the water.

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