Colin McLean
2 years ago

Stripped peacock quill body and a golden plover hackle - simple but deadly for spring time browns.
#plover #spider #peacock #goldenplover

Bill Trublubug
2 years ago

Love it Colin. The sparse dressing is wonderfully done.

Colin McLean
2 years ago

Thanks Bill. Roll on March so I can give it a swim!

Martin Fabricius
2 years ago

I must agree!

Jason Michael
2 years ago

Awesome

Colin McLean
2 years ago

Thanks for the kind words guys. I have not actually seen this pattern written down anywhere but it is one of those flys that just looks 'right'.

Grahame Adams
2 years ago

Hi Colin lovely tie and a great blog there's some work putting that together very interesting could I be cheeky and ask you some advice I see you fish lough Conn I was asked by a mate who is fishing in a comp first week in May to tye him a dozen or so flys I have a general idea what he would need but wondering is there a few patterns that would be go twos you can't beat local knowledge would love to get down to fish myself sometime thanks Grahame ..

Colin McLean
2 years ago

Hi Grahame. First week in May can be a tricky time. The first of the mayfly will be hatching but the fish tend not to be 'on' them just yet. There will be olives hatching but they don't hatch in big numbers on lough Conn. If pushed I would go with: Connemara Black, Silver Dabbler, Raymond, Claret Bumble, Green Peter (red arse), Pearly Bibio, Invicta (tied with a red wool tail), Sooty Olive Bumble. Golden Olive Bumble (with a small orange tag), Olive Sedgehog, Light GOB (usual tie but with a guinea fowl hackle dyed yellow instead of blue) and a red sedge pattern. I will post the tying for the Sooty Olive Bumble here soon. Colin Hope that helps!

Grahame Adams
2 years ago

Thanks Colin really appreciate that I would have some of those but plenty to get on with lol suppose you'd go with a few Mays in case would you tie with 10s or 12s or a mixture I read somewhere Conn trout take smaller flys than some loughs but that could be rubbish lol

Colin McLean
2 years ago

12s are generally better than 10s to be honest but the best idea would be to tie up some of each. Even when the trout on Conn are mopping big mayfly duns they seem to prefer small size 12s. Yellow or Green Wulff are good dry patterns for Conn too.

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