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William Blacker: Standard Flies 13. Cow Dung Fly

Body: Lemon mohair
Hackle: Cinnamon
Wing: Landrail’s wing

Cow Dung Fly from The Art of Angling by William Blacker. The one above is tied in hand on a vintage blind-eye hook, while the three below all are tied for fishing on Ahrex FW580 #10.

For this I substituted Landrail with what I had available in a dark/tan wing material: don’t get too fixated on the exactness of a pattern, looking at the intent of this pattern from the old pictures, this, for me, is a good representation of it!

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