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About the Termite Trout Fly

I use this fly when the ants are on the wing. At the start of a rise, the rainbow appear to splash at the fallen ant. It took me some time to work out why I was missing the fish. In fact, what was happening was that the trout were drowning the ant, and then taking them at their leisure, as they often do with minnows. The longer they fed, the fuller the stomach, they would then start to feed off the surface, and were easily hooked.

Creator of this trout fly: Harry Stewart

Tier of this trout fly: Harry Stewart

Country of origin for this trout fly: South Africa

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

Pattern Dressings

  • Hook : 8-12.
  • Body : Deer hair spun and clipped to shape.
  • Wing : Two feathers from Rhodesian Partridge. (FRANKLIN) clipped to shape.
  • Hackle : Rhode Island red cock.

The termite has a Kapok body, natural red hackle and ginger hackle wings on top of the body.It is fished both dry and wet.The flying ant has spun deer hair body cut to shape. Natural red hackle and two wings from a small feather from a Rhodesian partridge, or Franklin. Long shank.

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