Tying a Brown Pearly Palmer Loch Style Fly with Davie McPhail

The fly Davie is tying today is the Pearly Brown Palmer, Loch Style! Dating as far back as the 17th century, Palmered flies are a classic style which is heavily used today. The reason why this fly is so effective as is that the soft hackles tied to the head and body respond to every bit of movement in the water. This creates various imitations to the Trout, a hatched insect, a struggling/swimming insect or a spent fly. Fishing this fly on a loch, lake or reservoir is highly recommended, especially when drifting with a team of flies. Get yourself a few of these tied up alongside some different colour variants and get down to that loch!

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 Brown Pearly Palmer Loch Style Fly, with the guidance of Davie McPhail.

Materials Used:
Hook: Fulling Mill Competition Heavyweight size 12 Thread: Uni-8/0 Fire Orange Tail: Dyed Sunburst Cock Fibres Rib: Uni-Mylar Pearl No.14 Body: Hare's Fur Blended with Uv Light-Brite Body: Hackle Natural Brown Cock Front Hackle: Brown Partridge Eyes: Small Jungle Cock (Optional) Head: Fire Orange Thread

Additional materials: Additionally, Davie made use of Glue, which he applied to the thread after completing the fly.

Davie's preferred type of whip finish tool can be found HERE!