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Greenwell's Glory Fly

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About the Greenwell's Glory Trout Flies Fly

Very possibly the world's best known fly pattern, it was first created by Canon Greenwell and James Wright 150 years ago for the River Tweed. It was then

This simple and effective design has proved it's excellence time and time again. Throughout the season it represents an olive the trout believes he recognizes.

This fly is justly a permanent resident in fly boxes world wide.

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James Wright created the 'Greenwell's Glory' in May 1854 to imitate an insect he had never seen himself!

He worked from a description given to him by Canon Greenwell to create 'Greewell's Glory' which during the first two days it was used 'nearly emptied the river'.

Creator of this trout flies fly: Canon Greenwell & James Wright

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 Dams & Reservoirs, Rivers & Streams, Still Water fish


  • Hook 12-18.
  • Thread : Yellow or primrose.
  • Body : Waxed yellow tying thread.
  • Wing : Starling.
  • Hackle : Coch-y-bonduo.

The wing was originally the inside of a blackbird's wing. With minor alterations in the shade of body and wing, Greenwell's Glory can be seen to represent almost all olives and many of the pale wateries. Partridge L3B Captain Hamilton Dry Fly Up Eye.

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