A Black Fly
An oldie pattern from GFF Other Lab flies
By Martin Joergensen
|A small black night fly
I've had little experience fishing with this fly which is quite recent in my collection. It has all the characteristics of a good night fly, it's fast and easy to tie and durable too. It should be a fly worth having in you box.
This fly has several versions. It was originally made to use some Partridge Dubbing twists that I had. The first fly looked as the one in the center below utilizing the twists and chenille. Later incarnations had dubbing heads which give a better and smoother head. The latest version has eyes beneath the dubbing resulting in a very good small fish imitation as seen to the right.
The addition of a real hen hackle (or rather Hofmann Chickabou - my new favourite material) has added further to the fly.
||Straight eye, 2-4, Partridge John Holden or Kamasan B840
||Black Partridge Dubbing Twists or plain dubbing
|Rib (If dubbing is used)
||Black flash straws
||Collar from black hen hackle
||Black dubbing or chenille
||Ball chain or chrome plastic
The most recent version
Top hook: John Holden
Bottom hook: Mustad 34011