Tying the Hugh Falkus Medicine with Davie McPhail

Davie ties the Medicine, one of the all time classic Sea Trout flies, developed by Sea Trout expert Hugh Falkus. Falkus described it as "the best all-round sea trout fly I have come across. A general purpose fly, it is good both at night in clear water and during the day when the river is in spate and coloured."
Materials Used;
Hook - Kamasan B180 Low Water Single size 6
Thread - Uni Red 8/0
Body - Silver Tinsel
Hackle - Dyed Blue Indian Hen
Wing - Bronze Mallard Shoulder
Head - Glo-Brite Floss No.4 Red
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!


  1. How would I fish this fly? Floating or sinking line? and a fast or slow retrieve?


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