Published May 5. 2011 - 11 years ago
Updated or edited Aug 8. 2015

Glanrhos Wet Flies

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[b:9cd8200abd]Here are a trio flies from a my first renewed Glanrhos attempts.
No 1 was a simple dressing with what was surplus on my bench.
Hook: No12 Varivas.
Silk: Hot Orange Pearsall.
Hackle: A brownish hen hackle.
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No 2 had a bit more aforethought, tending towards a March Brown.
Hook: No 12 Varivas.
Silk: Hot Orange Pearsall.
Hackle: Brown Hen with broad tip.
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No 3 had more purpose towards an Early Morning Dun.
Hook; No 14 Varivas.
Silk: Yellow Pearsall.
Thorax: Small ball grey camel.
Hackle: Pale dun hen.
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I had intended to try a couple from Sylvester Nemes, but when I sat down at the desk
I realised that I did not have his book to hand.
I laid down the silk for the body, then tied in the wing, followed by wrapping the hackle.
I found it not much more than tying a conventional Spider.
There is not much mention of them in the literature.
The earliest is in Roger Woolley's Modern Trout Dressing.
They seem to have been only fished on the river Wye by an Englishman called
L. J. Graham-Clarke and his friends. here is an unfinished article on my web-site.
http://donaldnicolson.webplus.net/page101.html[/b:9cd8200abd]

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