"Fly Patterns an International Guide"
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Intro:This page shows a sneak preveiw of one page from within Taff Price's Fly Patterns an International Guide. This allows you to see, online, a small sample from the inside of the book prior to purchasing, almost as if you had opened it in a book shop. 
   This book is a great reference for fly patterns from all parts of the world, "from Iceland to Australia" as quoted from the book. The trout fly section includes, dries, wets, nymphs & pupae, lures, streamers & bucktails and also sea trout flies. Other flies are Grayling, Salmon, Bass, Saltwater, Steelhead, and big fish flies. The large selection of illustrated patterns will give the imaginative flytyer lots of ideas. 
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This Norwegian 'all-round' fly is shown as a low water, hair-wing salmon fly. The fly is, in fact, used for all species of game fish-trout, seatrout and salmon. The original fly uses brown mallard for the wing; the Jungle cock cheek is optional.

     Hook All sizes (low-water style illustrated). 
     Thread Black.
     Tag Oval silver tinsel. 
     Body Flat silver tinsel. 
     Rib Oval silver tinsel.
     Hackle Natural dark red cock.
     Wing Brown squirrel (feathered fly uses brown mallard).
     Cheek Jungle cock.
     Head Black.






This is a modem British tube fly, used on the Spey. It is sometimes called the Spey Tosh or plain Yellow and Black. It is used in all sizes to over 3 in (7.5 cm). Like all good Scottish hair-wing flies, the original was supposed to have been tied with the hair from a black dog and a golden dog, which leads me to suspect that there must be many bald dogs in Scotland, for it is an extremely popular fly.

     Tube 1-3 in (2.5-7.5 cm).
     Thread Black.
     Tail None.
     Body Black floss silk.
     Rib Oval gold tinsel.
     Hackle None.
     Wing Black/yellow/black/yellow bucktail.
     Head Black.


 
 

This is a tube version of the famous Akroyd, a Dee strip salmon fly created in the late nineteenth century by Charles Akroyd of Brora. The noticeable features of the Dee-type flies were the long, narrow single-feather wings and the use of long heron hackles. I have used a heron hackle in the tube dressing; long black bucktail could be used as an alternative.

     Tube 1-3 in (2.5-7.5 cm). Thread Black.
     Tail None.
     Body Orange seal's fur followed by black seal fur.
     Rib Gold tinsel and palmered yellow cock hackle.
     Hackle Teal.
     Wing Long black heron hackle fibres, or bucktail.
     Head Black. 

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