I was busy at the vice all weekend after visiting the Glasgow Angling Centre for a nice Hi Green cape and receiving a parcel through the post from Cookshill Fytying Materials with my new seals Fur dubbing. Seals Fur has been a material I have tended no to use up until recently . I think I was put off this material in my early days as a fly tyer as I found it difficult to work with. However that is not the case now as I think it is a wonderful material to work with especially in wet flies. Anyway I was discussing flies on a Fishing Forum recently and was talking to a Hillend regular who told me to tie a pattern he has had great success with especially at the start of the season at Hillend. That pattern was the above fly which I named the Hillend Green , could it be called anything else? I must say the combination of colours not only looks good and even if I do say so myself, has all the right ingredients to fool the fish. The pattern for this fly is as follows.
Hook. Size 10 Kamazan B175
Thread. Black Uni 8/0
Body. Green Highlander Seals Fur
Rib. Silver Tinsel
Tail. Hot green Uni Floss
Body Hackle. High Green Rooster Neck Hackle
Head Hackle. Black Hen hackle