Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Exe Fly



Hook:

14-16
Thread:

Primrose
Body:

Rear third, primrose tying silk; front two-thirds, cock pheasant tail
Hackle:

Furnace



In the third edition of Modern Fly Dressing (1950), Roger Woolley includes the Exe Fly under the “Devon and West Country Wet Flies” heading. He dresses it:

Body.—One-third at tail end straw-coloured floss, remainder formed of cock pheasant tail fibres.
Hackle.—Furnace cock.”

The fly's name suggests origins with anglers on the River Exe in Devon.

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