Hare Copper Jigback
This fly was shown to me by one of the best river anglers I’ve had the privelage to fish with, Davie Park, and has probably accounted for more Grayling over the last winter than any other fly. I’ve no doubt it’ll prove to be a great point fly on a Trout leader too.
Tied on a Partridge SUJ #16 this is a lot of weight on a small hook with the bulk of it over the eye so it ALWAYS fishes point up and by design gives a small fly with a lot less bare hook showing.
Hook: Partridge SUJ #16-18.
Weight: Tungsten Jig Back, size to suit.
Thread: Brown Nano Silk 12/0 (50D).
Tail: Ginger Cock.
Abdomen: Pine Squirrel.
Thorax: Pine Squirrel mixed with a tiny pinch of Orange or Copper Hends Spectra Dubbing