About the Doobry Trout Fly
Stan Headley of Orkney, Scotland devised this pattern to be fished as a top dropper.
The palmered hackles mimic the movement of insect legs on the surface film.
Extra colour in the dressing, orange, adds to attraction on gloomy days.
Creator of this trout fly: Stan Headley
Tier of this trout fly: Mandy Shelvey
Country of origin for this trout fly: Scotland
This trout fly is designed to be fished on Dams & Reservoirs, Still Water
- Hook : 8-12.
- Thread : Black.
- Tail : Fluorescent red wool.
- Body : Flat gold tinse.l
- Palmered Hackle : Black cock.
- Rib : Gold wire.
- Head Hackle : Hot orange and black cock.
Comments from other fly fishermen
I've been using this fly for the last 5 years or so for largemouth bass, usually in late august and early september after the temps go over 100 F. The takes are very dramatic, no idea as to why.
This year the high temperatures came early and the carp are up feeding shallower than usual. So i thought i'd try it on them. This fly has been very productive for me.
I see that more uk fly anglers are looking at carp fishing and thought you might be interested. - 5 out of 5 Stars by craig on 13/08/2010
Thank you for your feed back - Posted by Gary Willard - Fish4Flies Team on 01/09/2010
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