Tying the Toucan Salmon Fly with Davie McPhail

The Toucan is a well proven Aberdeenshire river Dee pattern for sea trout, and more recently a popular pattern on the river Tay and Tyne for Salmon.

Materials Used:

Hook - Partridge Salar Double size 3
Tag - Oval Gold Tinsel
Tail - Golden Pheasant Tippets
Body - Black Unifloss
Rib - Oval Gold Tinsel
Wing - Heron Subs or Greylag Shoulder
Hackle - Dyed Black Blue Eared Pheasant or Golden Pheasant Body

Davies preferred type of whip finish tool can be found HERE!

All of the materials needed to tie this fly are available from Glasgow Angling Centre - if you need any help finding them or choosing substitutes we will be more than happy to help!