Peter says...

Trout Fisherman (UK) - - Fly Masters -

From pre­vi­ous en­tries it seems that Michael Be a ty has a thing for ty­ing flies back to front. This month we have a Daddy imi­ta­tion, not only tied in re­verse, but with the long­est fly name I’ ve ever seen! That aside, the colours and pro­file are just right, mak­ing it a well-ex­e­cuted close copy imi­ta­tion right down to tiny mono fil­a­ment eyes. Michael’ s rea­son for ty­ing it in this re­verse style is so that the wings and legs are kept open on the re­trieve. While I don’ t quite un­der­stand how the idea would work in prac­tice I can’ t deny that the level of skill dis­played is top notch, mak­ing the fly this month’ s win­ner.

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