After being led astray to the uncomfortable dark side of flytying recently #lures. Im glad to say I've made it safely back to the familiarity and enjoyment of Loch style flytying!Sitting at the vice daydreaming of warm, breezy and cloudy days on a Highland loch is what will get me through the covid winter of frustration and discontent!!
I have been at the tying bench tonight tying up a few Clan Chiefs. This fly is a favourite of mine. It is a modern day traditional fly created by an Orcadian man,John Kennedy. it was originally designed by him for migratory fish. It also has a good reputation on the mainland for brown trout. Its creator was clearly inspired by the Kingsmill - Moore bumble patterns. This version I have tied tonight is a little bit over dressed as it was originally intended to be tied sparsely. I will let the trout decide.