Natural CDC dry fly
Hook: Partridge Fine Dry #12
Thread: Midge Thread
Tail: Coq de Leon
Body: Flat Quill in Beige Brown Multicolor
Wing: CDC Hackle: squirrel’s dubbing
Step by step
Run thread down to start of hook bend with touching turns and keeping thread as flat as possible
Instructional photos supplied Allan Liddle
Based in Moray in Scotland's North East, Allan has specialises with 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. Although trout is his first love Allan occasionally chases the Salmon, Grayling stocked fish and even dabbles in salt water when the chance arises.
More from Allan:
This week Allan provides us with a variation on the Deer Hair Emerger pattern, this time incorporating elements from Bob Wyatt's Dirty Duster patterns. Yes, I know, I've posted Deer Hair Emerger flies many times before but to be honest, it's such a simple but...
In this blog post, Ambassador Allan Liddle shares some of the flies that he will be demoing at the BFFI in the coming weeks. Nymph fly tying patterns are designed to imitate the immature forms of aquatic insects, such as mayflies, caddisflies, and stoneflies, which...
Words and images from PRO-Team member Allan Liddle.Allan Liddle provides us with a recipe and insights for the 'Olive Pete', a great loch fly and searching pattern. One for a bigger wave on our lochs for wild fish or perhaps dead of night surface wake lure style...