How to tie the Original Double Decker by Davie McPhail

The Original Double Decker, this pattern was initially created as a Comparadun style fly for river fishing and catching rising Trout in fast flowing, shallow waters. The Double Decker's profile allows the Deer Hair wing to be highly visible on the surface, while the rest of the body is submerged. This gives the pattern the look of a hatching fly. As well as rivers, this fly excels in still water venues and is a very popular choice when there is a hatch of Buzzers on the go. This fly has also provided great results when there's a hatch of Sedges on the go as well!

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 Original Double Decker, with the guidance of Davie McPhail.

Materials Used:

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!