Originally devised in Scotland on the mighty Loch Leven this generic lure pattern has been unbelievably popular for both Rainbow and Brown Trout all around the world! This fly has caught Rainbows in Alaska, Brown Trout in Tasmania and literally thousands of stocked and wild fish here in the UK. This is a particularly good baitfish pattern and often best paired with a Black and Silver or a White and Silver variation.
As per the original dressing this is tied on a size 8 heavyweight wet fly hook with large bead chain eyes and most importantly a long "webby" Cree hackle saddle as opposed to the many variation often seen i.e tied on long shank hooks and small grizzle hackle.
Hook- Heavy Wet Size 8.
Bead- Chain Eyes 4mm
Overall length- Approx 6cm.
Tail- Black Marabou with fine gold and UV Flashabou.
Body- 6mm Gold Cactus chennile
Hackle- Cree Variant
International Comp legal- No.