Materials: Hook: Partridge spider hook size 14. It can be tied on 16's and 12's as well if desired. Silk: Pearsalls Primrose Silk waxed with dark cobblers wax. Rib: Fine gold wire. Hackle: Furnace hen hackle wound To see how to tie this fly watch the video below
This article was written some years ago and has been the subject of discussion from a number of sources and I have been asked to clarify some aspects of the tying of this pattern. The only published reference to the pattern that I am aware of can be found in Moc Morgans book "Fly Patterns [...]
Hook: Size 14 Silk: Pearsells yellow Body: mole or rabbit under hair Hackle: Waterhen
Hook: Size 14 wet Silk: Pearsells orange Hackle: Brown Partridge neck feather.
Hook: Any down eyed wet fly hook size 16 to 12 (Kamesan B175) Silk: Black 8/0 Body: Peacock herl Hackle: Black hen or cock hackle wound as a collar. Head: Black
Hook: Any down eyed wet fly hook size 16 to 12 ( Kamesan B175) Silk: Black 8/0 Body: as silk Hackle: Black hen or cock hackle wound as a collar. Head: Black