About the Dogsbody Trout Fly
Harry Powell, the wizard of Usk, created this remarkable general purpose fly in 1924.
A very underrated pattern that works extremely well.
Harry Powell, the renowned wizard of Usk, conjured up the remarkable Dogsbody fly fishing pattern back in 1924. This versatile, general-purpose fly has stood the test of time and remains a valuable asset in any angler's collection. Though Harry's haircuts may be long forgotten, the Dogsbody, a dry hackled fly, is anything but.
The Dogsbody pattern is quite the unsung hero in the world of fly fishing. Its subtle charm and understated elegance make it a reliable choice for catching a variety of fish species. It works exceptionally well in diverse water conditions, whether you find yourself fly fishing on a tranquil river, a babbling brook, or your local lake, the Dogsbody is always prepared to help you reel in your next big catch.
So, if you're looking for a fly pattern that is both classic and dependable, the Dogsbody, created by the wizard of Usk, is well worth a closer look. Give it a try, and you might just discover the hidden gem that has been waiting for you all along.
Creator of this trout fly: Harry Powell
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
- Hook : 12 - 14
- Thread : Beige
- Tail : Three fibres from a cock pheasant's tail
- Body : Camel coloured dog's hair
- Rib : Oval gold tinsel
- Hackle : Grizzle cock hackle, with a red/brown hackle tied in front
The body of camel coloured dog's hair can be substituted with seal's fur or wool. I have used hair from my Ridgeback and my Welsh terrier with success.
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