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Kite's Imperial Fly

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About the Kite's Imperial Trout Flies 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.

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Major Oliver Kite died during a fishing trip in 1968.

Creator of this trout flies fly: Major Oliver Kite (1960s')

Tier of this trout flies fly: Mandy Shelvey

Country of origin for this trout flies fly: England

This trout flies 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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