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The Patridge Catalogue through the years
Salmon & Steelhead
Pro-team FLY TYING TUTORIALS
Allan Liddle's Blog
Fix Partridge SLD or other Dry Fly hook (E1A, L5A, L3A) into the vice.
Add red wool for the tail (tag).
Fix thread and tie in wool and snip off... keep the tail really short.
Tie in two strands of Peacock hearl.
Twist thread and peacock hearl to one 'rope'. This reinforces the brittle peacock hearl.
Wind it all together, not the hook in one go, and cover 2/3 of the hook shank.
Fix and snap/tear off excess hearl.
Tie in hackle so that the feather underside faces the hook.
Tie in hackle feather stem.
Cover bend back hackle with thread and get hold of the hackle stem.
Tear off hackle stem.
Web thread into the hackle.
Get hold of hackle and thread and wind both on together. You can really pull hard as the thread reinforces the hackle.
Separate hackle from thread.
Whip finish and snip off excess hackle.
done... one of the most effective fish foolers on the planet!
March Brown Glingler
Rolled Muddler Variant
Original McPhail MayFly
Spey Style Salmon Fly
Megan Boyd Shrimp
Czech Style Nymph
Polish Pheasant Tail Nymph
Davie's Black Cricket
Llama Dragonfly Nymph
Olive CDC Dun (DryFly)
Gray Ghost Streamer Fly
Sawyer Pheasant Tail Nymph