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#1 silverytay

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Posted 17 October 2018 - 09:39 PM

Hi folks ,was wondering if there were any classic patterns you would class as traditional Tay flees? I'm relatively new to the classics and am keen to try some that would be been used in my neck o the woods , thanks Sean

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Posted 18 October 2018 - 03:28 AM

"The Classic Salmon and Sea Trout Fly Compendium" , Grewcock and Carne, 2014, lists 13 patterns for the Tay.  8 of these appear in Blacker.  Here's one I thought you might like

 

Tay Major (Malloch)

(appears in The Fishing Gazette 3 October, 1895)

 

Tag:  Flat silver and yellow floss.

Tail:  Topping and Indian Crow.

Butt:  Black Ostrich herl

Body:  Turns rich claret floss, rest rich claret Pig's wool or Seal's fur.

Hackle:  Claret Cock hackle over the fur section.

Rib:  Flat silver and silver twist.

Throat:  Medium blue Cock hackle.

Wings:  Two short tippets under light mottled Turkey, Bustard, Silver Pheasant tail, yellow, red and blue Swan.  Bronze Mallard over.

Sides:  Barred Wood Duck and Jungle Cock.

Cheeks:  Short blue Macaw.

 

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Posted 18 October 2018 - 05:41 AM

Doubtless you'll find several in here, as well www.feathersfliesandfancies.co.uk



#4 silverytay

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Posted 18 October 2018 - 07:40 AM

Cheers folks il look them up , fancy a go at that Tay Major Charlie

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Posted 18 October 2018 - 05:28 PM

"The Classic Salmon and Sea Trout Fly Compendium" , Grewcock and Carne, 2014, lists 13 patterns for the Tay.  8 of these appear in Blacker.  Here's one I thought you might like

 

Tay Major (Malloch)

(appears in The Fishing Gazette 3 October, 1895)

 

Tag:  Flat silver and yellow floss.

Tail:  Topping and Indian Crow.

Butt:  Black Ostrich herl

Body:  Turns rich claret floss, rest rich claret Pig's wool or Seal's fur.

Hackle:  Claret Cock hackle over the fur section.

Rib:  Flat silver and silver twist.

Throat:  Medium blue Cock hackle.

Wings:  Two short tippets under light mottled Turkey, Bustard, Silver Pheasant tail, yellow, red and blue Swan.  Bronze Mallard over.

Sides:  Barred Wood Duck and Jungle Cock.

Cheeks:  Short blue Macaw.

 

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Posted 19 October 2018 - 11:50 AM

Thot id try a Durham Ranger in the meantime size2/0

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Posted 15 November 2019 - 01:23 PM

The old authors list these "classics" as being for the River Tay.
 
Francis Francis lists:
  • The Black Dog
  • The Tay Tartan
  • The Nicholson
  • The Murray
  • The Blue Wasp
  • The Claret Wasp
  • The Policeman
  • The Waterwitch
  • The Lion
 
Kelson lists:
  • The Davidson
  • The Durham Ranger
  • The Fra Diavolo
  • The Golden Butterfly
  • The Greenwell
  • The Lion
  • The Smith
  • The Stevenson
 
A read through the old volumes will provide several more.
 
Michael