Filling The Flybox #7

wlaa Wed, 03/09/2016 - 14:34

The Partridge & Yellow is an excellent North Country Spider that along with Partridge & Orange, Snipe & Purple and Waterhen Bloa could easily see you through much of spring and well into the summer. It's the P&Y that's made it into my box on this occasion however, you can easily make a fly darker but it's not so easy to lighten it's colour. Should I want a darker fly a quick lick with a brown or olive marker will sort me out. This probably won't be necessary as in the past this fly has rarely let me down when olives are knocking about. I like to fish spiders upstream but since my introduction to Tenkara I have also found myself fishing more often across and even at times downstream (still dead drift) which is something I've never considered worthwhile with a regular fly rod. There are of course many anglers who would strongly disagree with that opinion however if it's not a fish it's not going to be travelling against the current so I tend to save down/across for lures.

It's an easy fly to tie and quick too, you should be able to fill a flybox with these in no time at all, I hope you'll enjoy the video.

Partridge & Yellow from dougie hall on Vimeo.