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Professor Fly

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About the Professor Trout Fly

Professor John Wilson created this stillwater pattern around 1850's, it has proven it's worth in the flyboxes of fly fishermen ever since; not only on stillwaters but on flowing waters, even in larger size as a lure for SeaTrout.

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It is reputed that Prof John Wilson was out fishing and ran short of flies so he fastened petals of a buttercup and leaves to his hook such was the success he created a fly with yellow silk- The Professor was created out of necessarity.

Creator of this trout fly: Professor John Wilson

Tier of this trout fly: Mandy Shelvey

Country of origin for this trout fly: Scotland

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


  • Hook : 6 - 12
  • Thread : Black
  • Tail : Red ibis
  • Body : Yellow floss or thread
  • Rib : Gold tinsel
  • Wing : Grey mallard, flank feather
  • Hackle : Natural ginger cock

There are variation on the ribbing, silver tinsel or black tying silk can be used Partridge L3B Captain Hamilton Dry Fly Up Eye

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