About the Grey Duster Trout Fly
The Grey Duster is a truly remarkable fly that was originally designed as a still water midge imitation. It has become a successful versatile pattern throughout the season on rivers, streams and lakes.
This simple and uncomplicated fly seems to represent what the trout likes to eat.
No fly fisherman's fly box should be without a Grey Duster, as is it successful on both rivers and still waters.
There may be occasions when a trout take the fly for sport or high spirits, jealousy, or curiosity, or some by-motive; but on these occasions it may be taken for granted that the temptation is scarce and that hunger is in abeyance.
G. E. M. Skues. The Way of the Trout with a Fly, 1921.
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 : 10-18.
- Thread : Brown, optionally grey and black.
- Body : Blue - grey rabbit's under fur, dubbed.
- Hackle : Badger cock.
The traditional hackle used is badger, well marked, black centre with white edges.
Partridge L3B Captain Hamilton Dry Fly Up Eye.
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