Illtyd Griffiths

A selection of flies tied by Illtyd Griffiths when he visited the Congleton Fly Tying Club last season

The first three flies were the patterns Illtyd uses on the river Dovey for sea trout during the day. Fished as a team of three . Hook size 10 or 12 in each case.

Top Dropper

  • Butt   Fluo red floss
  • Tail     Golden Pheasant topping crest feather  (G P Topping)
  • Body   Holographic silver tinsel
  • Rib     Silver wire
  • Body hackle    Silver Badger Cock
  • Throat hackle   Blue Gallena
  • Wing     A folded slip of Teal

 

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Middle dropper

  • Tail     G P topping dyed red
  • Body   Rear half – red Holographic tinsel, front half – black claret dubbing
  • Rib   Silver wire
  • Hackle    Black hen
  • Wing   A folded slip of bronze Mallard

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Point fly

Tied on a double hook

  • Body    Flat silver tinsel
  • Rib    Silver wire
  • Wing and Hackle    Dyed black squirrel tail tied in to lie evenly around the hook shank
  • Cheeks     Jungle cock
  • Head   Red thread

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Coloured Water fly

Fished on it’s own or replacing the point flie of the above team

  • Hook    Gold Salar double
  • Thread  Red
  • Butt    Fluo red Floss
  • Body   Pearl tinsel
  • Rib   Silver wire
  • Hackle   Sunburst yellow cock . Tie as a beard.
  • Wing   Arctic Fox Dyed Black
  • Cheeks   Jungle cock
  • Head    Red thread with a collar of pearl tinsel at the rear of the head

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Skating fly

  • Tail    Red Arctic fox clipped  short and square
  • Body    Deer Hair dyed black and clipped into an elongated oval
  • Body hackle    Black Cock

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Flood water fly

Fished on it’s own , on a strong leader, in high coloured water.

  • Thread    Fluo red
  • Hook    Size  8  Partridge down eye bronze double
  • Eyes / weight    Brass dumbell eyes
  • Anti-tangle loop    Stiff monofil line
  • Tail    Yellow bucktail
  • Body    Red ice dub
  • Wing   In two layers. Bottom layer, pearl flashabou/ crinkle flash to form approx one third of the wing.  Upper layer, gold crinkle flash or similar to form the final two thirds.
  • Head    Red thread.

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