Today we are checking out the Professor Wet Fly, tied by Davie McPhail. The Professor is a fly that was invented by a highly acclaimed Scottish Professor and Angler, John Wilson. The story behind the Professor is that John fell short of flies whilst out fishing and to make up for this, he took the petals of a buttercup and fastened them to a hook along with leaves and grass to imitate wings and legs. This arrangement was so successful that it led John to tie the real thing and create the widely popular fly, The Professor. A little trivia: John Wilson tied the first Professor and Blue Professor whilst his Brother, James Wilson a Zoologist, created the first Grizzly King and Queen of the water.