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Gravel Pit Flies

These two flies are the ones I've been most successful with so far. There's nothing new or magical about them, but they do work well.

Hare's Ear Snatcher
Hook: Fulling Mill Super Grub, 10 & 12.
Thread: UNI 8/0, tan.
Rib: Gold wire.
Palmerhackle: Dark Dun, genetic.
Body: Hare's Ear.
Fronthackle: Partridge.
Sides: Jungle Cock.
Head: Hare's Ear.

This fly has worked well fished in almost any matter - dry (damp, rally) and wet, high and low. I think it just looks plain edible to a trout!

Madam X Variant.
Hook: Fulling Mill Super Grub, 10 & 12.
Thread: UNI 8/0, tan.
Body: Hare's Ear.
Wing: CDC under Elk Hair (folded back also forming the head).
Head: Elk Hair tied forward and folded back, also forming the overawing.
Legs: Barred rubberlegs.

A nice dry that I think can be taken for both hoppers, sedges and other terrestrials. It's done well as a dry top dropper over one or two light nymphs/buzzers.


Edited by Viking Lars


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