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First published January 1st 1997 - More than 19 years ago
Stream flies for sea trout and steelhead
An oldie pattern from GFF
|The name and appearance of this fly owes a bit to the New Zealand Mrs. Simpson flies in which a couple of feathers are roofed on each side of the fly. These flies are also known as Killer flies or tied by the Killwell style. The maiden name Ring comes from the fact that it's wings are body feathers from a ring neck phesant.
This fly is a combination of these N.Z. flies and some of the classical Danish stream flies for seatrout. It easily resembles a big moth or even a large caddis, but also has this aura of general 'fishability'. It's tied on a large, heavy, double hook which together with the wings will dive the fly deep into the stream.
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