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Waterhen Bloa Fly

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About the Waterhen Bloa Trout Fly

The Waterhen Bloa is a famous pattern devised by T E Pritt in the early to mid 1800s. It is a standard wet fly in the fly boxes of river fishermen throughout the North of England and had been for the best part of 200 years.

Although it was intended as a wet river pattern it has also proved successful on brooks and is a first class loch fly.

Expert Tip:

For a point fly there is no dressing to equal Waterhen Bloa, wrote T C Kingsmill Moore in 1960.

Waterhen is known today as a Moorhen.

Creator of this trout fly: T E Pritt

Tier of this trout fly: Mandy Shelvey

Country of origin for this trout fly: England

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

Pattern Dressings

  • Hook : 14-16.
  • Thread : Yellow tying silk.
  • Body : Dubbed grey water vole or mole's fur.
  • Hackle : Inside of a water hen's wing, spoon shaped and glossy.

Comments from other fly fishermen

A very good fly on the upper reaches of the river eden its deadly, :) - 4 out of 5 Stars by on 06/05/2010

Thank you for your feedback - Posted by on 04/06/2010

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