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Name

Cloot

Type

Dry

Author

Dr Paul Davis

Inspiration

It is taken from ‘Ne'er cast a cloot til Mey's oot’ as this refers to Hawthorn flowers and this fly is a Hawthorn Fly imitation.

Date concieved

April 2008

Hook

Any Size 14 Dry Fly Hook

Thread

Uni Thread 8/0 Black

Weighting

None

Tail

Black Micro Chenille tied as a detached body – the end singed with a flame

Body

Black Micro Chenille

Rib

None

Thorax

None

Legs

6 Black Pheasant Tail Fibres with knots to represent joints

Wings

Paired wing slips taken from the black and white portion of Magpie wing feathers

Eyes

none

Hackle

Black Genetic Cock Hackle

Tying instructions

None

Fishing Instructions

Use it when hawthorn flies are about and the fish are switched onto this food source.

Interesting facts

Major Hawthorn hatches are becoming more elusive and definitely don’t occur every year – however they are a bonus for dry fly fishing when they do.

Variants