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Casual Dress Fly

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About the Casual Dress Trout Fly

The Casual Dress is a great utility pattern with a tempting movement that works well on a wide range of waters.

Creator of this trout fly: Ernest "Polly" Rosborough

Tier of this trout fly: Mandy Shelvey

Country of origin for this trout fly: USA

Pattern Dressings

  • Hook : 6-12 longshank.
  • Thread : Black.
  • Tail : Muskrat guard hair.
  • Body : Muskrat dubbing.
  • Hackle : Muskrat guard hair as a collar.
  • Head : Black ostrich herl.

Polly's original version uses muskrat for tail & body, peacock herl for the head. Originally, the body hair was wrapped on with a split thread, but most people now probably use a dubbing loop.

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