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Glenfarclas Description

The Glenfarclas fly was invented in Scotland by James Chalmers as an entry to a competition run by the Glenfarclas Whiskey Company. The rules of the competition dictated that the fly be tied using the company colours, which turned out to be for the best as the salmon on Speyside seemed to take to it very well. Its success on fast peaty waters in Scotland has placed it firmly in the sights of salmon fishermen in Ireland.


Glenfarclas Pattern

Hook: Any
Thread: Black
Rear Body: Copper Mylar
Rear Body Rib: Oval Gold tinsel
Front Body: Copper Mylar
Front Body Rib: Oval Gold tinsel
Throat: Guinea fowl fibers (Dyed Blue)
Wings: Light mix of Willie Gunn, 2 / 3 strands of Pearl / Orange Krystal Flash mixed in the hair and Jungle cock
Front Hackle: Hot Orange (tied sloping well back)
Head: Black


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