About the Black Ghost Trout Fly
The Black Ghost is a type of streamer pattern that is typically used for fly fishing for larger predatory fish. It's an American fly pattern that was created many years ago, and it has been a very successful and popular lure among anglers.
The Black Ghost is characterized by its black body, usually made with black floss or chenille, and a silver wrapping to give it a metallic look. It's contrasted by a large white wing and a bright yellow tail.
The bright colours and the large size of the Black Ghost make it an effective pattern for imitating a variety of prey species such as baitfish, leeches, and crayfish. The streamer is usually fished using a variety of retrieve methods, such as slow strips, twitching, or a steady retrieve.
The Black Ghost is a versatile pattern that can be fished in a variety of water types, and it's effective in different seasons. It's a great pattern for catching a variety of predatory fish species, such as trout, salmon and bass hence the options for larger hook sizes.
Creator of this trout fly: Herbert Welch
Tier of this trout fly: Mandy Shelvey
Country of origin for this trout fly: USA
This trout fly is designed to be fished on Rivers & Streams, Still Water
- Hook : 6-8.
- Thread : Black.
- Tail : Yellow hackle fibres.
- Body : Black floss.
- Rib : Silver tinsel.
- Wing : White feather hackle.
- Beard Hackle : Yellow hackle fibres.
- Cheeks : Jungle cock.
The tail and beard were originally dressed using hackle golden pheasant crest.
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