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Name

Prime Dandy

Type

Damsel Nymph

Author

Albert Horne

Inspiration

After Prime Angling in Worthing where it was described as a dandy fly!

Date concieved

1982

Hook

10,12 or 14 longshank

Thread

Olive

Weighting

Lead wire only on size 10 with 8 to 10 turns

Tail

Dyed olive rabbit fur and strands of Globrite 11 under tails

Body

Number 11 Globrite floss wound round hook bend over a drop of varnish for durability. Olive Ostrich herl wound round shank.

Rib

Gold oval ribbing fine medium

Thorax

N/A

Legs

N/A

Wings

N/A

Eyes

none

Hackle

Olive hen hackle

Tying instructions

Try other colours, black, orange or purple Marabou can be used instead of rabbit but is not as durable.

Fishing Instructions

Allow to sink and draw back by twitching quick quick slow.

Interesting facts

Orange has caught Salmon on 8’s & 10’s ! Albert has landed over 2000 on the olive version!

Variants