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Hern's Tadpole Fly

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About the Hern's Tadpole Trout Flies Fly

If you have ever wondered whether trout actually eat tadpoles, try some yourself!
Alan Pearson once told me that they did not as they tasted really bitter. And he was right.
In the spring, tadpoles are commonly found around the margins of lakes, with trout rarely showing any interest in them. If you feel you need an accurate imitation, then this should suffice. It works well too, fished in the stalking style.
Most of the fly books describe tadpoles as long multi-coloured marabou jobs. This is how they really look.

Expert Tip:

Best used along the margins, as Tadpoles are not usually found in deep water!

Creator of this trout flies fly: Tony Hern

Tier of this trout flies fly: Tony Hern

Country of origin for this trout flies fly: England

This trout flies fly is designed to be fished on Still Water fish


  • Hook : size 12.
  • Silk : Black 6/0.
  • Tail : Black Marabou, pinched short.
  • Body : Black suede chenille.
  • Head : Splitshot, painted with Black Cellire varnish.

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