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Iron Blue Spinner (male) Fly

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About the Iron Blue Spinner (male) Trout Fly

The Iron Blue Spinner (male) is a pattern devised to represent the dying iron blue natural, lying exhausted in the water's film.

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

Pattern Dressings

  • Hook : 14-16.
  • Thread : Red.
  • Tail : White cock hackle fibres.
  • Body : White silk with bright red at tail and shoulder. Cover with natural horsehair.
  • Wings : Glassy white cock hackle points.
  • Hackle : White cock.

The wings are tied 'spent'. Only one turn of the white cock hackle.

Comments from other fly fishermen

What technique do you use to end up with white thread/silk to do the head and finish, rather than the red you started with? - Posted by on 05/11/2007

In answer to Ant Sharman tie the shoulder as you would do the tail end, that way you end up with white at the head simple. - Posted by on 26/04/2010

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