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Thursday, 8 August 2019

Tying the Pot Scrubber Nymph with Davie McPhail

Originally tied by Dick Wigram, this is a nymph in the classic looks like everything and nothing style. The Wigram Brown Nymph, commonly known as the "Pot Scrubber" for the Pot Scrubber Copper wire used in the pattern, is probably Tasmania's most famous nymph pattern where it was used as an imitation of Red Spinner Mayflies but it has been successful all across the world in various colours and guises with its slim natural streamlined silhouette.

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 CDC Chocolate Drop/Brown Caddis, with the guidance of Davie McPhail.




Materials Used:
Hook: Fulling Mill All-Purpose Medium size 12 Thread: Uni-8/0 Dk.Brown Tail: Brown Cock Fibres Rib: Copper Tinsel from a Copper Scrubbing Pad Body: Brown Wool and Brown Seals Fur Mixed Together Thorax Cover: Brown Raffia Thorax: Brown Wool and Brown Seals Fur Mixed Together

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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