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James Laraway

Getting ready for the Brown Trout season...
« on: March 12, 2020, 14:45:00 PM »
Only a few days left so just re-stocking.

I know the Goats Toe is quite an 'old fashioned' fly but I've had some great success with it over the last 2 seasons. Big wild browns in particular seem to love it up here in the highlands.

These are tied on size 8 Ahrex B10s.

This season I'm going to try some variants - some with traditional red wool tails, some sparkley red and some fluro-yellow



Sandy Nelson

Re: Getting ready for the Brown Trout season...
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2020, 17:42:43 PM »
Nice...... :z16

Never fished with one of those, Iíve been at the vice today too, doing a Lucian Vasies style  Grannom pupa that I can fish like a PTN. Took some advice and played around a bit, but the final fly looks like a juicy morsel so Iím happy if I find the buggers gorging on these this year again, Iíll be armed and ready for them


John Geirach 1999 "Millions of trout have died of old age before i could catch them and there's not a damn thing i can do about that"

James Laraway

Re: Getting ready for the Brown Trout season...
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2020, 20:14:05 PM »
Lovely, what's the body made of?

Sandy Nelson

Re: Getting ready for the Brown Trout season...
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2020, 20:57:18 PM »
Caddis green Nymphskin.
I have a fair bit of it left from when I went through Czech nymph phase 10 years ago  :z4
Finally found a use for it again.
John Geirach 1999 "Millions of trout have died of old age before i could catch them and there's not a damn thing i can do about that"

James Laraway

Re: Getting ready for the Brown Trout season...
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2020, 11:01:24 AM »
looks a really juicy morsal.

I have some material that i think i could use to a similar effect- https://www.canadiantubeflies.com/flytying-flexi-film.html

i have a bunch of it i've never used. Its a lot more transparent that the stuff you've used but i think it would work  :z16

Sandy Nelson

Re: Getting ready for the Brown Trout season...
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2020, 14:16:32 PM »
That stuff looks interesting . More translucent would be cool means you can play with the underbody and create different effects. Looking forward to see what you end up with.  I kept it really simple. A bead, latex body and some squirrel hair spun in  a loop.

Looks nice with natural latex body too.



Looks nice when wet too


« Last Edit: March 13, 2020, 14:31:35 PM by Sandy Nelson »
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