The Silver Invicta fly is excellent during the summer, especially towards the end.
Fish will often rise to it and is good when used on a floating line.
It seems to be at its best when sedges are about, truly a “must have” in any fly fisherman’s fly box.
Hook: Size 14, 12 or 10, medium-shank bronze.
Tying silk: Black
Tail: Golden pheasant crest whisks.
Body: Silver tinsel ribbed with ginger-brown cock hackle tied palmer-style.
Wing: Hen-pheasant feather.
Hackle: A few fibres of blue jay.
Head: Black varnish.