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William Blacker: Standard Flies 17. Blue Blow Fly

Body: Mole or water-rat’s fur, mixed with yellow mohair
Tail: Mouse’s whiskers
Hackle: Dun
Wing: Tomtit’s tail feather

Blue Blow 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.

One with a couple of subsititutes: mouse whiskers is not something I’ve got in my stash, so I chose some of the thinnest whiskers from a Hare. The wing was also substituted with Grouse

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