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Friday, 23 November 2018

Tying the Straggler Kate McLaren Dabbler with Davie McPhail

Need a competition grade fly? Get your materials ready for tying the Straggler Kat Mclaren Dabbler with the guidance of Davie McPhail. Originating from the Loughs of Ireland this wet fly has become as equally popular for Rainbow Trout as they are for Browns.

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 Competition Heavyweight Black Nickel size 10 Thread: Uni-8/0 Black Tail: Marabou dyed Sunburst Body: Black UV or Pearl Straggle Fritz Wing and Throat: Bronze Mallard

Additional materials: Additionally, Davie made use of  Glue which he used for securing the thread.

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

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