Saturday, 29 September 2012

Claret Kate McLaren

It was suggested to me on my recent fishing stravaig that a claret version of the very successful Kate McLaren can be a very effective pattern on Scottish lochs. I have tied a few variations of the Kate before but never a claret version . On this pattern the body and body hackle are claret. I hope to try this pattern out on Monday when I intend to revisit the secret loch which i featured on my blog a few weeks ago. I'll let you know how I get on.


  1. I love your Scottish loch flies!! Beautifully simple flies that produce. I haven't had much success with the Amercan trout but my southern US black bass love them! That might be sacrilege for a Scottish fly but that how I roll. Nice job as always

  2. Thanks pleased you like them. Have you painted/sketched any of these Kates?