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Sawyer's Grey Goose Fly

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About the Sawyer's Grey Goose Trout Fly

Frank Sawyer created this pattern for rivers as an imitation of nymphs, the pale watery blue winged olive and the spurwing. He recommended it to be fished fairly deep.

Sawyer "Induced the Take" by allowing his Grey Goose to sink to the river's bed and imitate the naturals by raising it temptingly just off the bottom

It is a favourite morsel for Trout and Grayling and works effectively in still waters if fished near the bottom on a slow figure of 8 retrieve on a long leader.

Expert Tip:

Frank Sawyer designed his nymphs based on an impression of the actual nymph rather than a copy.
Size and shape his main criteria and the clever use of materials were his tools.

Creator of this trout fly: Frank Sawyer

Tier of this trout fly: 0409

Country of origin for this trout fly: England

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

Pattern Dressings

  • Hook : Size 12 to 16.
  • Thread : Copper wire.
  • Tail : Grey goose fibres.
  • Body : Grey goose feathers and copper wire wound on together.
  • Underbody : Copper wire.
  • Thorax : Build up grey goose fibres doubled over and redoubled.

Underbody's build up of copper wire is in relationship with the depth the fly will be used and the speed of flow of the water.

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