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Governor Fly

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About the Governor Trout Fly

The original Governor was created by T C Hofland as an imitation of a beetle in the 1830s for use on his home waters in the south of England. There are now many variants that are successful on both sides of the Atlantic.

The Governor works well on hot summers days and is especially good when near reeds, overgrown banks and overhanging trees.

Expert Tip:

Cast upsteam at such angle to a surface feeding trout so that no tippet or leader should land in the trouts' sight window.

Creator of this trout fly: T C Hofland

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 : 12-16.
  • Thread : Black.
  • Body: Bronze peacock herl, with golden yellow floss silk tip.
  • Butt : Flat gold tinsel.
  • Wings : Feather from hen pheasant's wing.
  • Hackle : Natural reddish brown cock.

One turn of the flat gold tinsel at the tail end of the body.

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