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Thursday, 5 March 2020

Tying a Claret Bob's Bits with Davie McPhail

The Bob's Bits Fly has been a favourite with Stillwater fly anglers for several years. Originally it was created by Bob Worts for fishing the Grafham Water when reservoir trout fishing was in its infancy. It was not long before its popularity spread to other Stillwater venues and eventually became a fly that you cannot do without.
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 Claret Bob's Bits, with the guidance of Davie McPhail.




Materials Used:
Hook: Fulling Mill All-Purpose Medium size 10 Thread: Uni-8/0 Black Rib: Uni Mylar in Pearl Body: Seals fur in Claret
ThoraxSeals fur in Claret
Hackle: Dark Red Indian Cock Feather

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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