If you are fishing for sea trout with the Stoat’s Tail and a salmon is about, it would take this fly in preference to any other – at least, that has been my experience with fishing shallow, clear Rivers. It is an excellent fly for sea trout in that hour as dusk approaches, when many anglers like to rest a pool. In fact, it has great all-round appeal and seems to work well on all game Rivers. Yes, it is a good trout fly as well!
Hook: Size: 10 or 8.
Tying silk: Black.
Tail: Golden pheasant crest.
Tag: Silver wire.
Body: Black floss ribbed with silver wire.
Hackle: Black cock.
Wing: Black stoat’s tail hair or squirrel as a substitute.
Head: Black varnish.