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Greenwells Glory (wet)

 
tied by Alex_F
Fly Type: Wet,
Target Species: Trout,
Recommended Region: General Europe,
Imitation: Mayflies,
Material List:
Hook: Partridge Captain Hamilton wet (or similar) size 12-16.

Tail (optional): 4-5 fibres barred rusty dun cock.

Body: Pearsall Gossamer in primrose waxed with cobblers wax.

Rib: Fine gold wire.

Hackle: Greenwells hen.

Wing: Starling secondary
Tying Instructions: As with many old patterns there are as many interpretations as there are fly tiers. This is my interpretation based very closely on the original.

Tying is pretty straight forward. I'll just explain a couple of things. The more times you draw the silk through the wax the darker it may become. Experiment to get the shade you want. I'm trying to get the shade similar to a Lake Olive abdomen here.

The tail is optional, not present on the original pattern but I think if tied long it looks more 'olivey'.

The wing is tied in front of two full turns of the hen hackle and cocked up slightly to represent an upwinged attitude. Keep everything a slim as possible.

On larger patterns you may want to use mallard greys for the wing.
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Cobblers wax made by blending 30% clarified dark pine rosin (no need to clarify if it's not twiggy) with 70% bees wax. You may need to experiment to get the blend right.
Presentation Tips: Usually middle dropper on a three fly cast but sometimes top.



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