Paul Procter

Paul Procter visited Congleton Fly Tying Club on October 2nd where he tied a variety of river dry flies and nymphs and a couple of still water nymphs.

Best known for his prolific writing in the UK’s leading publications, Trout & Salmon and Trout Fisherman, Paul is a qualified AAPGAI instructor at Masters level and is regarded by many to be in the forefront of UK fly fishers.

Paul Procter

Based in Cumbria, with some 30 years fly fishing experience, Paul provides first class guiding, fly casting & fly fishing tuition to all levels and abilities. Whilst offering a comprehensive knowledge of his home waters, he is equally experienced on rivers, stillwaters and saltwater throughout the UK and abroad.

More tying details and tips of the patterns tied by Paul can be found by clicking on the links below (Members Only).

CDC shuttlecock (with pearly tag)

  • Hook  Partridge patriot SLD size 16
  • Thread Light cahill or primrose
  • Wing  CDC (natural mallard)
  • Butt  Pearl mylar tinsel
  • Abdomen Light cahill or primrose ice dub
  • Thorax Pine squirrel

CDC shuttlecock (600x400)

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CDC F Fly

  • Hook  Partridge patriot SLD size 16
  • Thread Light cahill or primrose
  • Tail Coq de Leon
  • Wing  CDC (natural)
  • Abdomen  Pearsalls gossamer
  • Thorax Pine squirrel

CDC F fly (600x400)

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Biot Nymph

  • Hook  Size 16
  • Thread Light cahill or primrose
  • Head 2.3mm black bead
  • Under body Lead (round 0.37mm diameter)
  • Tail Olive grizzle cock fibres
  • Abdomen and rib  Olive turkey biot
  • Thorax Peacock ice dubbing

Biot nymph (600x400)

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APT All Purpose Terrestrial

  • Hook  Black curved shank grub hook size 14
  • Thread Black
  • Wing  CDC natural
  • Abdomen  Fiery brown cock pheasant tail
  • Hackle Black cock
  • Thorax Peacock ice dubbing

APT all purpose terrestrial (600x400)

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Fraser Nymph

  • Hook  Kamasan B400 size 12
  • Thread Light cahill or primrose
  • Tail Hen pheasant tail fibres
  • Abdomen Hen pheasant tail fibres
  • Rib  Strand of Flashabou
  • Thorax cover  Hen pheasant tail fibres
  • Thorax Olive rabbit’s fur

Fraser nymph (600x400)

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Busy Elk Hair Caddis 

  • Hook  Dry fly hook Size 12-14
  • Thread Yellow 6/0 (Danville’s flymaster)
  • Body  Bright green sparkle dubbing
  • Hackle Cream cock
  • Underwing CDC
  • Wing  Elk hair

Busy elk hair caddis (600x400)

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Waterhen Bloa Spider

  • Hook  Straight eye hook
  • Thread Tan
  • Hackle  Moorhen marginal wing feather
  • Tag  Pearl tinsel
  • Rib  Text
  • Abdomen Mole’s fur

Waterhen blower spider (600x400)

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Stuck Shuck

  • Hook  Dry fly hook Size 18
  • Thread Black
  • Shuck  Round braided lurex tinsel (tan)
  • Wing  CDC plumes
  • Thorax Hends Spectra dubbing (fluoro orange)

Stuck shuck (600x400)

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