Tying the Haslam Fly with Davie McPhail

Originally tied as a salmon fly, the Haslam has since achieved far greater fame as a highly effective sea-trout pattern, especially on the rivers of Wales, it's adopted home. In appearance the original Haslam is very similar to a Silver Invicta, the main difference being the lack of a body hackle plus the addition of a white wool butt and horns of blue and yellow Macaw.

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 Haslam Fly, with the guidance of Davie McPhail.

Materials Used:
Hook: Singles or Doubles size 8 or any size you like prefer
Threads: Uni-8/0 in White and finish with Black Tag: Oval Silver Tinsel Butt: White Wool or Seals Fur Tail: Golden Pheasant Crest Rib: Silver Wire Body: Silver Tinsel Throat: Blue Jay or sub Guinea Fowl and Teal Blue Hen Wing: Hen Pheasant Horns: Blue Yellow Macaw

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

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