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Thursday, 17 January 2019

Tying the Hardy's Favourite with Davie McPhail

The Hardy's Favourite is a traditional, classic style of Wet Fly. This fly was originally created back in the 1870s by John James Hardy of the Hardy Brothers tackle company. It has been widely and variously used with success over the years for river trout and as a loch fly, normally fished on the point.

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 Classic Hardy's Favourite, with the guidance of Davie McPhail.

Materials Used:
Hook: Fulling Mill All-Purpose Medium size 12 Thread: Uni-8/0 Black Tail: Golden Pheasant Tippet Rib: Red Floss Body: Peacock Herl Hackle: Brown Partridge Wing: Speckled Hen

Additional materials: Additionally, Davie made use of Varnish, which he applied to the thread after completing the fly.

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

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