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Blae & Black Fly

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About the Blae & Black Trout Fly

The Blae & Black is a drab looking wet fly but has earned it's place as one of the old greats as it has never lost what it takes to kill trout.

Expert Tip:

This a very ancient pattern whose origins are lost in the mists of fly fishing folk lore and time.

The Blae & Black is an old wet, early season, pattern that is a popular top dropper when fishing a team of three. loch style.

Creator of this trout fly: Anon

Tier of this trout fly: Mandy Shelvey

Country of origin for this trout fly: Scotland

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

Pattern Dressings

  • Hook : 6-16.
  • Tying Silk : Black.
  • Tail (optional) : Pheasant tippet or blood red feather.
  • Body : Black seal fur, water-rat or mole.
  • Hackle : Black hen.
  • Wing : Grey duck, medium starling or hen blackbird.
  • Head : Whip finish, trim and clear varnish.

The Blae and black tied on larger hooks is used for Salmon and Sea trout with equal success.

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