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Dogsbody Fly

Hook Size

  • 12
  • 14

Choose Quantity

  • 3
  • 6
  • 9
  • 12
  • 24

Estimated Dispatch Time

  • 1-3 Days
  • 3 Pack: $4.56, £3.60, 4.20
  • 12 Pack: $15.20, £12.00, 14.00
    (12 flies for the price of 10)
  • Selection Total: $4.56

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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

Pattern Dressings

  • 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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