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Dogsbody Fly

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About the Dogsbody Trout Fly

Harry Powell, the wizard of Usk, created this remarkable general purpose fly in 1924.
A very underrated pattern that works extremely well.

Expert Tip:

Harry's haircuts are a thing of the past, but not his underrated.'Dogsbody'.

Creator of this trout fly: Harry Powell

Tier of this trout fly: Mandy Shelvey

Country of origin for this trout fly: England

This trout fly is designed to be fished on Rivers & Streams, Still Water fish


  • Hook : 12 - 14
  • Thread : Beige
  • Tail : Three fibres from a cock pheasant's tail
  • Body : Camel coloured dog's hair
  • Rib : Oval gold tinsel
  • Hackle : Grizzle cock hackle, with a red/brown hackle tied in front

The body of camel coloured dog's hair can be subsituted with seal's fur or wool. I have used hair from my Ridgeback and my Welsh terrier with success.

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