Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Light Dun Hackle


Hook:

14-16
Thread:

Yellow
Rib:

Narrow flat gold tinsel
Body:

Yellow thread
Hackle:

Starling flank



Slyvester Nemes included the the Light Dun Hackle as an example of Roger Woolley’s dressings in Two Centuries of Soft-Hackled Flies (2003). Woolley included it under the heading of “Yorkshire and North Country Wet Flies” in the third edition (1950) of his Modern Trout Fly Dressing (1932). He dressed it with:

Body.—Waxed yellow tying silk, ribbed fine flat gold.
Hackle.—Small pale dun feather from under starling wing.”

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