About the Kite's Imperial Trout Fly
Oliver Kite created this pattern with the enlarged thorax creating a 'silhouette trigger' and it quickly became a 'standard' dry river fly.
It has been deceiving trout ever since, seeming to resemble many different specie of duns.
Major Oliver Kite died during a fishing trip in 1968.
Creator of this trout fly: Major Oliver Kite (1960s')
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
- Hook : 12-20.
- Thread : Purple.
- Tail : Grey, brown or ginger at the beginning of the season and gradually lightning to honey dun hackle fibres towards the later end of the season.
- Body : Heron herl.
- Rib : Fine gold wire.
- Thorax : Heron herl.
- Hackle : Honey dun. ginger or sandy dun can also be used as an option.
Heron herl on the thorax must be doubled and redoubled to create a 'silhouette trigger'.
Partridge L3B Captain Hamilton Dry Fly Up Eye.
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