Kate McClaren
Fly Tying

Kate McClaren

This is a classic wild brown trout pattern for use on lochs or stillwaters, whether you are on a boat or fishing from the bank. Normally fished as a top dropper on a team of two or three flies and fished just below the surface. The Front hackle creates movement in the surface film and is a great fish taker.

  • Silk: Black or white 8/0
  • Tail: Golden pheasant crest. Yellow Glow Bright No 10 (optional)
  • Rib: Silver oval size small
  • Body: Black seal’s fur dubbing.
  • Body Hackle: Black cock (Chinese or saddle)
  • Collar Hackle: Red game hen or cock
  • Head: Black