Tying a Dunkeld Sparkler Wet Fly with Davie McPhail

The Dunkeld Wet Fly is one of the top all-rounder flies when it comes to targeting Brown Trout and Rainbow Trout. Davie McPhail's variant of this classic fly features a lot more flashy material which is bound to attract a hungry Brown Trout or Rainbow. The Classic pattern for Salmon is adapted for Trout as an attractor pattern that swims just below the surface of the water and this is where it's success sprouts from.

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 the Dunkeld Sparkler Wet Fly, with the guidance of Davie McPhail.

Materials Used:
Hook: Fulling Mill Competition Heavy Weight size 10 Thread: Uni-8/0 Fire Orange Tail: Glo-Brite No.10 Floss Flu-Yellow Rib: Small Gold Wire Body: Gold Tinsel/Mylar Body Hackle: Dyed Hot Orange Hen or Cock Throat: Blue Jay Fibres or Guinea Fowl dyed Blue Under-Wing: Gold Freckle and Pearl Flash Wing: Bronze Mallard Eyes: Jungle Cock

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!