Stank Hen Variant
Hook: Partridge of Redditch Patriot Standard Dry SLD2 #10.
Thread: Semperfli Nanosilk 12/0 Brown.
Tag: Flat Gold Tinsel.
Body: Peacock Herl dyed Orange.
Hackle: Furnace Hen.
Of all the Clyde night flies this is the one that seems to catch me the most fish, regardless of its position on the cast. The original pattern calls for Bronze Peacock herl in the body and a Ginger hackle with a popular variant being a black hackled fly. This particular variant is one of my own and not tied because I think this material combination is any better, its just what I had at hand and doesn’t seem to be affecting the flies catch rate.
The hook used is also not the standard wet fly hook I would use but this is a good hook for easy release of caught fish after dark. A more common hook to use would be the Partridge Wet Heavy Supreme G3A/L.