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About the Professor Trout Fly

Professor John Wilson created this still water pattern around 1850's and it has proved it's worth in the fly boxes of fly fishermen ever since.

It has excellent results not only on still waters but also on flowing waters.

The larger sizes are good lures for sea trout.

Expert Tip:

It is reputed that Prof John Wilson was out fishing and ran short of flies so he fastened petals of a buttercup and leaves to his hook. It was so successful that he created a fly with yellow silk, thus The Professor was created out of necessity.

Creator of this trout fly: Professor John Wilson

Tier of this trout fly: Mandy Shelvey

Country of origin for this trout fly: Scotland

This trout fly is designed to be fished on Dams & Reservoirs, Rivers & Streams, Still Water

Pattern Dressings

  • Hook : 6 12.
  • Thread : Black.
  • Tail : Red ibis.
  • Body : Yellow floss or thread.
  • Rib : Gold tinsel.
  • Wing : Grey mallard, flank feather.
  • Hackle : Natural ginger cock.

Suggestions for variations of the ribbing : silver tinsel or black tying silk. Partridge L3B Captain Hamilton Dry Fly Up Eye.

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