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Gravel Bed Fly

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About the Gravel Bed Trout Fly

The Gravel Bed was created almost 200 years ago and is as successful now as it was then. It is best is crear water on a bright sunny day.

Expert Tip:

"This fly kills well in May when the weather is bright, there is clear water, and when no other fly will raise fish. Some prefer the brightest outside (scapular) feather of a woodcock's wing and the same feather to make it buzz. The silk for the body should be the most repulsive, ashen, liver hue you can find".
Alfred Ronalds. Fly-Fishers Entomology, 1836.

Creator of this trout fly: Alfred Ronalds

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 : 12-14.
  • Thread : Grey, lead coloured.
  • Body : Grey, lead coloured tying thread/silk.
  • Wings : Woodcock wing feather, not too heavily marked.
  • Hackle : Black cock, long in fibre

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