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Trout Fisherman (UK) - - Fly-Tying -

The­ba­sic­snail­pro­fileisem­bel­lished­with­afewex­tras that­mightjusthave­thetrout­pick­itout­fromthe­crowd. There­arhal­f­is­fairly­stan­dard­withabrown­foam­strip and­pheas­ant­tail­fi­bresoveradubbed­fur­body­tocre­ate as­nail-shaped­pro­file.The­back­isfin­ishe­d­o­f­fwith­coats of­clear­var­nish­toac­cen­tu­ateth­e­sha­pe­and­pro­tect­the feath­er­fi­bres.In­frontofthe­bodyand­shellis­a­bandof yel­lowrab­bit­fu­ran­dashort­brown­col­larhackle.The pat­tern­isfin­ishe­d­o­f­fwith­as­parkling­pearltin­sel­head and­horn­sofmelt­ed­ny­lon.Very­welltied­with­somen­ovel el­e­mentsthat­com­bi­ne­tomakeit­this­month’swin­ner.

MICHAEL BEATY HOOK: Size 16 wide gape THREAD: 30 de­nier white Nano SHELL: 3.8mm brass bead and pheas­ant tail fi­bres BODY: Pea­cock herl UN­DER­BODY: Cream hen feather down HORNS: Deer belly hair fi­bres PETER SAYS: Thi­sis­abeau­ti­ful­ly­con­struct­edlit­tle­fly,es­pe­cial­ly­whenit comestotheshell­which­is­fash­ioned­frompheas­ant­tail­fi­brescoate­d­inUV resinandthen­coiledaroundabrass­bead.Thelevel­of­skill­shown­isvery high­in­deed,my­on­lymi­nor­con­cern­be­ingtheuse­o­famet­al­bead–alighter, plas­ti­cone­mighthave­been­more­suit­able.Otherlove­lylit­tle­touches in­clude­horn­sofdeer­hair­fi­bre­san­dadel­i­ca­te­un­der­body­made­fromthe soft­downo­facreamhen­hackle.

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