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Partridge of Redditch looks forward to the continued support of fly- and sport- fishermen the world over as we enter a new phase in the company’s history.

Small but Mighty

Small but Mighty

Hooks and patterns for summer stream fishing in the Colorado Rockies. The early summer of 2021 allowed a return to Vail and almost 3 weeks of proper fishing exploring the free-stone Eagle River and its tributaries. The weather was warm and rivers low and clear, and...

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Partridge Grab Pupa

Partridge Grab Pupa

Photos and text from Ben Beckwith Why use A Caddis fly for catching trout? Caddis are a huge meal for trout providing an excellent source of nutritional protein and an important part of the food chain and consequently a crucial fly for the fly angler to use. Partridge...

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Paul Little Dressing the Red Tag Spider

Paul Little Dressing the Red Tag Spider

Hook:                 Partridge L3AS size 12 Thread:            Brown thread of choice Tail:                   Red floss Body:               Peacock herl (from the eye) Hackle:           Red game Paul Little has been a Partridge Ambassador for many years his skills in...

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Purple Smelt

Purple Smelt

Tied by Scott Biron. Words, video and images from Scott Biron Purple smelt: materials list Partridge Heritage Streamer 2-6, 7 or 9x Tag:  Silver tinsel Body:  Fluorescent red floss, silver tinsel ribbing Beads:  On tandems flies place small cylindrical silver beads on...

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Darryl Mooney Fly Tying Patterns

Darryl Mooney Fly Tying Patterns

KELLY’S CRIPPLE (Kelly Galloup) Hook: L5A/L5AY Size 16/18. Bent in vise in thirds to give a radius on hook. Tail: Microfibbets Olive. Body: Superfine in Brown Olive layered (not mixed) with Rusty Brown for segmentation or colours of your choice. Hackle: Grizzle dyed...

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The Hawthorn fly

The Hawthorn fly

Photos and text from Chris ReevesBibio marci or St. Mark's fly or more usually the hawthorn fly, is a species of fly from the family Bibionidae. It is found across much of Europe. Their name comes from the fact that the adults usually emerge around St Mark's Day, 25...

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The Carson from Chris Reeves

The Carson from Chris Reeves

Photos and text from Chris Reeves An Irish Mayfly pattern. Step by step instructions The Carson is a pattern designed for fishing on the loughs of Ireland. The usual method of fishing is “Short lining” from a drifting boat and this requires a heavily dressed fly that...

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Elkins Special Streamer

Elkins Special Streamer

Hook:  Partridge Heritage Streamer Hook #2-6 7x Tail: Ewing olive hen Body: Uni-yarn burnt orange Rib:  Flat copper tinsel Belly:  White bucktail  Throat:  Ewing olive hen Wing: Ewing signature series burnt orange saddles 2 per side Shoulder:  Lemon woodduck Topping:...

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Revealing the history of The Waddington Shank

Revealing the history of The Waddington Shank

Written by Mark Hamnett History of the Waddington Shank Salmon fishing in the early 1800’s was done exclusively using blind-eyed hooks where the cast (of plaited horsehair or gut) was whipped onto the shank of the hook and later would have been attached with a gut...

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The Art and History of Fly Tying

The Art and History of Fly Tying

In his most recent blog post, Pro-Team member Fred Klein discusses the Art and History of fly tying and lends his insights into tying historic fishing flies.My journey in pursuit of trout with the fly began 45 yearsago with a new fly rod and instructions to cast and...

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Sanborn Streamer

Sanborn Streamer

Hook: Partridge Heritage Streamer Hook sizes 2-8 7x and 9 x Thread: Black Tag flat gold tinsel Body: Black floss Rib: flat gold tinsel Wing: 4 Ewingfeatherbirds yellow saddle hackles Throat: Yellow hackle barbs beard style Cheeks: jungle cock or painted eye white with...

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Gold Ribbed Hares Ear Cruncher

Gold Ribbed Hares Ear Cruncher

Written by Russ S Gold Ribbed Hares Ear Cruncher There are only a few flies from my humble beginnings that have stayed with me over the 50 odd years that I have been fly fishing, but the Gold Ribbed Hares Ear in all its various incarnations is one of them. There are...

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