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.
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
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