Tying the Doobry Wet Fly with Davie McPhail

The Doobry Wet Fly, a pattern devised by a well known Orkney Angler, Stan Headley. It's a classic bushy wet fly designed to catch fry feeders or daphnia feeders. Usually fished as a top dropper; the fibers of the hackle tug at the surface film in imitation of an insect’s leg just as it hatches. This makes this fly ideal for loch style fishing, easily targeting both Brown and Rainbow Trout when the sun is out. Get a few of these excellent wet flies tied up in both bright and dark colour variants, ready for a day of fishing!

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 Doobry Wet Fly, with the guidance of Davie McPhail. 

Materials Used:
Hook: Fulling Mill Competition Heavyweight size 12 Thread: Uni-8/0 Black Tail: Flu-Red Wool Rib: Gold Wire Body: Brassy Gold Tinsel Body Hackle: Black Cock First Hackle: Hot Orange Hen Front Hackle: Long Black Hen

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!