About the Cowdung Trout Fly
Our Cowdung, is a today's tying of the original that dates back into the mists of time to when a fly fisherman first stepped apon a cowpat and disturbed the 'Cow Dung' flies which he recognised as the very same flies as the Trout were busily feeding on.
They still are a splended pattern today !!!
This fly is to be seen throughout the year. It is very abundant about the middle of March, when vast quantities are seen on the water if there be a high wind. The colour of the male, when newly hatched, is a very bright tawny yellow, that of the female a greenish brown; she is rather smaller than the male, is found in as great numbers on the water and is as good a fly to imitate. This insect is not in full season after the end of April, but in blustering days may be used all the year round. It is a fly that varies much in size, the early specimens being mostly small. Alfred Ronald (1836)
Creator of this trout fly: Anon
Tier of this trout fly: Many Shelvey
Country of origin for this trout fly: England
This trout fly is designed to be fished on Rivers & Streams
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