Fishing The Fly Forum

Terry Coging

Re: Best Wet Fly For Brown Trout
« Reply #15 on: 01/03/2021 at 18:16 »
Black pennell for river fish ? Really ?

well i never....

i never bothered trying it on the don....
I've never fished the Don (Wish I could) but a Black Pennell has been the most reliable wet fly for me on the Welsh , English and even French rivers. This fly has everything.  First of all it's BLACK.  A touch of silver and colour and a bit action if tied nicely.

Neil Johnston

Re: Best Wet Fly For Brown Trout
« Reply #16 on: 10/03/2021 at 22:24 »
Black pennell. - But what's the best wet fly in the catalogue for attracting the angler?  :z13
Personally, I can't resist a decent Grouse & Claret!  :z4

Gavin Stevenson

Re: Best Wet Fly For Brown Trout
« Reply #17 on: 11/03/2021 at 07:16 »
I think that anglers 'go to flys' are really down to confidence and those memorable trout they captured! Interestingly for myself my go to dry fly on Don is simple CDC's in black, olive and brown but had much less success with Klinkhammer, also much easier and quicker to tie!