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:
In his latest blog, Allan Liddle discusses a personal favourite, the Hedgehog Fly Pattern.I love Hedgehog flies and have written about this pattern many times and no doubt will do so again. For me, this is the most successful loch pattern I know and one that is both...
Following last week's blog, here is another favourite fly of PRO-Team member Allan Liddle, The Dirty Deer Hair Emerger (DHE). You can find him tying this one and many others at Glasgow Angling Centre's open weekend!Despite the love I have for often omitting materials...
Partridge ambassador Allan Liddle discusses a recent favourite fly of his; The Deer Hair n Grizzle Fly tied on a Partridge L5A Superdry Supreme.Often, as the hatch progresses, Trout can ‘lock onto’ the flat profile you get from a ‘Comparadun’ style dry instead of...