About the Waterhen Bloa Trout Fly
The Waterhen Bloa is a famous pattern devised by T E Pritt in the early to mid 1800s. It is a standard wet fly in the fly boxes of river fishermen throughout the North of England and had been for the best part of 200 years.
Although it was intended as a wet river pattern it has also proved successful on brooks and is a first class loch fly.
For a point fly there is no dressing to equal Waterhen Bloa, wrote T C Kingsmill Moore in 1960.
Waterhen is known today as a Moorhen.
Creator of this trout fly: T E Pritt
Tier of this trout fly: Mandy Shelvey
Country of origin for this trout fly: England
This trout fly is designed to be fished on Rivers & Streams, Still Water fish
- Hook : 14-16.
- Thread : Yellow tying silk.
- Body : Dubbed grey water vole or mole's fur.
- Hackle : Inside of a water hen's wing, spoon shaped and glossy.
Comments from other fly fishermen
A very good fly on the upper reaches of the river eden its deadly, :) - 4 out of 5 Stars by Sean McCombe on 06/05/2010
Thank you for your feedback - Posted by Gary Willard - Fish4Flies Team on 04/06/2010
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