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Name

Newspaper

Type

Wet

Author

Dr Paul Davis

Inspiration

Name comes from the fact that the fly is black, white and red (read) all over.

Date concieved

February 2008

Hook

Size 12 Wet Fly hook

Thread

Black (e.g. Uni-Thread 8/0 Black)

Weighting

None

Tail

Few fibres from a Lady Amherst Pheasant tippet feather.

Body

White Floss.

Rib

Fine red wire (e.g. Uni Soft Wire size #33 Small)

Thorax

N/A

Legs

N/A

Wings

Black and white goose wing feather fibres, married to produce a single wing and then a pair of these wings are tied in wet style wing.

Eyes

none

Hackle

Throat hackle of a few scarlet macaw tail fibres.

Tying instructions

Make sure you marry the wing fibres very well before tying them in, try not to use too much spit (the fly tyers universal glue) as this can damage the feather and prevent it from marrying properly. Also, get the best quality goose feathers you can – if the tips are damaged, even slightly, the wings will split at the ends (as these have done in this example).

Fishing Instructions

DON’T BOTHER! This is only for admiring and practising the art of married wings on!

Interesting facts

You can cheat by using feather-weld glue but this does make the wings shiny & plastic looking and easy to spot that you have cheated.

Variants