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The Parson Fly

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About the The Parson Salmon Atlantic Fly

The Parson was first recorded in 1851.

It is an attractive classic Salmon pattern that fished well and although there have been many variations of it, none have worked as well as the original

Creator of this salmon atlantic fly: Micheal Rogan

Tier of this salmon atlantic fly: Philip J Butcher

Country of origin for this salmon atlantic fly: Ireland

This salmon atlantic fly is designed to be fished on Lakes, Rivers & Streams


  • Tag : Flat silver and purple floss.
  • Tail : A topping, tippet fibres and two small blue chatter feathers, back to back.
  • Body : Two turns of golden floss silk, remainder of golden yellow seal's fur merging into hot orange seal's fur.
  • Hackle : Hot orange hackle over the seals fur.
  • Throat : Six toppings, tied to curve downwards.
  • Wing : Seven or eigth toppings, tied in to curve upwards.
  • Cheeks : Medium size golden pheasant tippet feather on each side, about half as long as the wing.
  • Head : Black ostrich herl and black silk.

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