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28 Nov 2012

Effective flies: the Teal, Blue and Silver

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.

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