Fly Friday #7

The 'Corriekiller' is today's Fly Friday tied by Allan Liddle:

'This is a cracking, versatile little dry fly that I came up with whilst fishing in the Scottish wilds staying at a place called Corriekinloch - hence the name. Made up from the leftovers from a session tying Hedgehogs (more by accident than design), this fly proved an instant hit with the evening buzzer feeders in central Sutherland and beyond. Excellent as a static dry cast to 'cruising' fish, equally as good worked on a figure of eight or even pulled retrieve in a big wave. Not only do our wild brown like the look of this one but stocked rainbows as well are happy to pick out this easy little pattern. Well worth a place in the fly box.'

Allan has tied this fly on a Patriot Fine Dry (SLD) #12-14, (he also recommends a Partridge Dry Fly Supreme #12-16 as a good alternative if the Patriot Fine Dry is not available to you). The SLD is a lightweight dry fly hook with beaked surehold-point for an improved hook hold.

To tie this fly, you will need the following;

Hook: Partridge Patriot Fine Dry size 12-14 (good alternative is Partridge Dry Fly Supreme 12-16)
Thread: Black Uni 6/0 or 8/0
Tag: Glowbrite Florescent Floss no5
Rib: Tying thread tag
Body: Black rabbit and Hare mix with a pinch of olive glister
Wing: Very sparse natural comparadun deer hair
Hackle: Two or three turns max white cock hackle trimmed level below.

To follow Allans Tutorial to tie the Corriekiller click here...


Based in Moray in Scotland's North East, Allan has specialised on the wild trout from the rivers and burns, lochs and lochans throughout Mainland Scotland and the Isles. A strong passion for fishing simple dries he feels there's nothing better than to see the fish take off the top, but isn't slow to fish a range of different styles when mood or conditions dictate.