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Black Ghost Fly

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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.

Expert Tip:

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

Pattern Dressings

  • 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. Long shank.

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