About the John Storey Trout Fly
The John Storey was created by a river keeper at Ryedale Anglers Club in North Yorkshire over 100 years ago.
Since then, there have been many variants of this very popular and successful fly.
Creator of this trout fly: John Storey
Tier of this trout fly: Mandy Shelvey
Country of origin for this trout fly: England
- Hook : 10-14 (old numbers).
- Body : Plain bronze peacock herl, unribbed.
- Hackle : Stiff dark red game.
- Wing : Tip from a speckled mallard breast feather, tied in front of hackle and pointing forward over the eye.
The original wet fly dressing had an under body of fawn wool, to better absorb water, and mallard wing fibres sloped back over the peacock herl covered body. The fly has undergone a few changes down the years.
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