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Thursday, 24 October 2019

Tying the Morton & Gold Wet Fly with Davie McPhail

Fly fishing using Wet Flies is the most traditional and still very effective method of fly fishing for Trout and Grayling. Swinging or pulling wets will imitate a huge range of aquatic and terrestrial insects, from Beetles to Sedges but a number of the Silver and Gold bodied Wet Flies such as the "Morton & Gold" Davie is tying here are fantastic emulations of Small Fry.

If you're looking to tie up some winged wets for Grayling over the winter or filling your box ready for the Brown Trout next season, Davie's simple steps will help you get them just right.

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 Morton & Gold Wet Fly, with the guidance of Davie McPhail.




Materials Used:
Hook: Fulling Mill All-Purpose Medium size 12 Thread: Uni-8/0 Black Tail: Black Cock Hackle Fibres Rib: Gold Wire Body: Gold Tinsel Hackle: Black Hen Natural or Dyed Wing: Green Breast Feather from a Lady Amherst

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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