Tying a Small Grey Duster (Parachute Style) with Davie McPhail

The Grey Duster is a broad spectrum dry fly pattern that imitates a variety of insects such as small moths or midges. The Grey Duster is a favourite on streams and stillwaters, as well as reservoirs. Davie McPhail's style of Small Grey Duster features a Parachute CDC wing which not only assists with floating this fly and making it more lifelike, it's also added to allow you, the angler, to see the fly sitting on the surface.

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 Small Grey Duster (Parachute Style) Fly, with the guidance of Davie McPhail.

Materials Used:
Hook: Fulling Mill Ultimate Dry Fly size 20 Thread: Uni-8/0 Black Tail: Dark Coq de Leon Body: Mole Fur Wing: Natural CDC Feather Hackle: Whiting Cock Badger

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!