I know. Almost every writer about sea-trout - Irish , Scottish, Welsh - rates the Teal, Blue and Silver. But they rate it with justice: it's a wonderful getter of sea-trout and works particularly well on fresh-run (or estuary) fish. Finnock take it well when the fly's tied on small irons (10-12); larger versions (sizes 6-8) are good at night in freshwater. Shown above is a size 12. These days I tend to prefer tying with holographic silver tinsel; I make sure the GP tippets are well-marked; the hackle is a light (teal) blue. Hook is that supreme wet-fly model, the Kamasan B175.
This website details some of the angling travels that are currently going into the making of a new book, Irish Sea-trout: Nomads of the Tides (Chris McCully and Ken Whelan, with images by James Sadler, forthcoming from the Medlar Press in 2013). Included here are also fragments of text, musings and speculations, fly-dressings and other material - about kettles, splices, (Irish) angling history and etymology - that we think is interesting. The book will represent not only an operational phase (angling travels in Ireland, 2007-2012) but also the long experience of fishing for Irish sea-trout that the writers share. We hope you enjoy these pages.