Published Nov 28. 2023 - 3 months ago
Updated or edited Nov 29. 2023

UV Watson's Fancy pupa

Here we will be tying the fly Watson's Fancy in a large pupa version. But originally Watson's Fancy is a classic wet fly pattern from Scotland by mr. Donald Watson. Tied up as a large pupa this version of the fly has given good results for fishing in Icelandic waters for the Arctic char. Þingvellir national park, Úlfljótsvatn and more lakes are prime spots for the fly, specially in the early season. This is a very simple fly to dress and with or without the UV coating it works just great! I highly recommend it in sizes 10-16.


Author: Donald Watson.
Hook: Ahrex FW560 #8
Thread: Semperfli Nano Silk 50D black.
Underbody: Cotton yarn or any type or yarn you have and don't use.
Rib: Semperfli silver wire 0,2mm.
Body: ½ Red DMC yarn, ½ black DMC yarn.
Collar: 2-3 strand peacock hearl.
Bead: 4,2mm brass silver, gold or copper.
Optional: Coating on the body with medium viscosity UV resin.
Head: Black.

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