Monthly Archives: June 2016

Coch-Y-Bonddu

coch-y-bonddu

Coch-Y-Bonddu   The Coch-y-Bonddu is an excellent all rounder, and seems to be equally effective fished either wet or dry. This is a very old pattern and it has been difficult to trace its origin. I have ascertained, however, that an artificial referred to as the Welshman’s Button or Hazel Fly was well known in the seventeenth century; the dressing is so similar I have little doubt that the present day pattern is a development from it. […]

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Corixa

corixa

Corixa   This Corixa imitates various species of natural corixidae, these are very common in all types of water and I think this pattern is a good representation of them, and although they are a staple diet of trout at certain times of the year, they are often only taken when other more succulent forms of food are in short supply. This is not a new artificial. Leonard West recommended a dressing to represent them in the […]

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Greenwells Glory

Greenwells Glory

Greenwell’s Glory   The Greenwell’s Glory without doubt must be one of the most successful and popular flies ever devised, and furthermore it is equally beloved by both river and Stillwater fishermen, who fish it either in its wet or dry form. In fact it is one of the few flies which has become almost a legend,and is consequently known outside trout fishing circles. Despite this it is not such a popular fly today as it has […]

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