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William Blacker: Standard Flies 20. Hawthorn Fly

Body: Black mohair
Front-hackle: Black
Wing: Starling or Blue Jay

Hawthorn 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.

Found some nice and soft hackle for this pattern – a slow retrieval should give it the movement and action to trigger a hungry trout.

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