This week’s Throw Back Thursday Fly is Pritt’s Greentail.
This soft hackle fly is another old fly pattern found in T.E. Pritt’s Yorkshire Trout Flies (1885) book. It’s listed as No. 33 on page 32. The second edition changed the title to North Country Flies (1886) to be more inclusive.
|Wings||Hackled from a feather from the inside of a Woodcock’s wing, or from a Partridge’s neck, or from under a hen Pheasant Wing.|
|Body||Lead coloured silk, twisted with a little fur from a hare’s face.|
|Tail||Green silk, wrapped over lower part of body.|
I used brown Pearsall’s silk thread for the body on this #14 hook.
One of the fly tyer’s I admire is Davy McPhail. Here is a link to his Youtube channel where he ties the fly.