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The Golden Butterfly Fly

This fly is one of our library flies.

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About the The Golden Butterfly Salmon Atlantic Fly

The Golden Butterfly was the first recorded gaudy fly and is therefore a serious milestone in the development of classic Salmons flies.

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The 'The Golden Butterfly' was born as the result of Patrick McKays' visit to a Ballyshannon hat shop in or around 1810. Where he discovered an array of exotic feathers from the distant continents of Africa, Asia and the Americas.

Creator of this salmon atlantic fly: Patrick McKay

Tier of this salmon atlantic fly: Philip J Butcher

Country of origin for this salmon atlantic fly: Ireland

This salmon atlantic fly is designed to be fished on Lakes, Rivers & Streams


  • Tag : Fine silver twist and gold floss.
  • Tail : Golden pheasant topping and barred wood duck.
  • Butt : Black ostrich herl.
  • Body : Yellow floss silk.
  • Ribs : Medium gold twist.
  • Throat : Three toppings, curved downwards.
  • Wing : A topping applied edgewise on each side of the body to curve inwards, both ends meeting midway along the tail. Also one large topping tied on the top to curve upwards.
  • Cheeks : A cock of the rock feather on each side, tied high and edgewise, and a kingfisher feather on each side tied low.
  • Head : Black ostrich herl and black tapered thread, varnished.

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