Black Magic Green Rib

Black Magic Green Rib
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Model:  BS-2002-16
Bar Code:  886741000093
Brand:  The Essential Fly
Manufacturer:  The Essential Fly



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Black Magic Green Rib - Great Trout Dry Flies

Trout Dry flies including Black Magic Green Rib are an superb fly to keep in the dry fly fisherman's arsenal. Very little can match the fun of watching a trout or grayling rise and take a Black Magic Green Rib dry fly from the water surface. Indeed in some rivers like the chalk streams of Southern England dry flies like Black Magic Green Rib are the only fishing flies allowed to be used with wet fly techniques frowned on and frequently banned! Selecting the right fishing fly can be awkward and over the years it has almost become a minefield with thousands of variations of trout dry flies including Black Magic Green Rib available! Key is for the fly fisherman to match the hatch and identify the ideal fly before they start fishing. Careful observation shows there are often key flies like sedge or caddis, olives, or mayflies that should always be considered when hatching. If little is rising then consider fly fishing with clever flies like Klinkhammers which with their body dipping into the sub-surface and parachute sat on the surface film look like a fly emerging.

Black Magic Green Rib North Country Dry Fly

The Black Magic is a great little fly tied in the fashion of a dry fly version of a traditional northern wet fly dressing. It imitates all those small little terrestrials found on the water throughout the season and pulls up both trout and grayling when no other fly works.
Add Floatant to the hackle and wing post and watch it go!


Some Trout dry flies are designed with no specific insect or fly in mind, such type of fishing flies are called attractor or fancy fishing flies, a Wickham's Fancy is a typical example fancy or attractor fishing fly. A series of alternative fly fishing rigs can be used while fishing Black Magic Green Rib trout dry flies. Typically Black Magic Green Rib Trout flies are cast as an individual fly using a floating flyline and tapered leader that turns the Black Magic Green Rib over during the cast presenting the Black Magic Green Rib on top of the water like a natural fly landing which stimulates the Trout and Grayling. Alternative techniques with Black Magic Green Rib and other fly fishing dry flies are for example using multiple dry fly rigs, tandem rigs with suspended nymphs or buzzers making the Black Magic Green Rib perform both as as a dry fly and perform bite indication on the suspended fly and of course dapping flies. Indeed fly fishing with fly fishing flies like Black Magic Green Rib is the original type of fly fishing - fly fishermen originally used long poles as their rods plus they had fly lines made from horsehair or other natural fibres, it was this method that was used with the flies used as dapping flies!

Black Magic Green Rib

Black Magic Green Rib Fly Fishing Dry Flies

Today numerous fly tyers have created dry fly fishing flies like Black Magic Green Rib, starting from Adams, Ron Steenrods' Hendrickson named after one of his best customers to the modern Klinkhammer. One of the most well-known trout dry flies today will be Klinkhammer designed by fly fishermen Hans Van Klinken. The Klinkhammer includes a parachute hackle that floats at the surface, a post that is visible to the angler along with a body that sits over the water surface and tucks down into the surface film imitating an insect emerging from its pupal form.

Trout dry flies can range from hooks as small as size 22 to size 8 or even larger!

The Black Magic Green Rib was last modified on 10/10/2014 12:09

For the more adventurous among you we have provided tying specifications for the Black Magic. Remember at The Essential Fly we sell the Black Magic at incredible prices with a top quality fly and service to back it up. It is certainly worth tying the Black Magic yourself to understand the pleasure of catching a fish with your own tied fly, however at the price we sell flies it is only worth tying one or two Black Magic as your can spend more time fishing instead of tying flies - buy volume online with us.

Hook Sizes

16, 18




Black thread with Green thread ribbing


Peacock Herl


Black Cock

Wing Post

Green Antron Poly Yarn

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Saturday, 24 December 2011  | 

All of the flies are quality tyings - great to get them in size 16 as well. Czech nymphs were a first for me and proved successful.

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Tuesday, 28 October 2014  |  Derek

This is the best that I have found in 17 years of trout fly fishing. Supple, visible and turns over effortlessly. The loop attachments are just the right size making it easy to attach to fly line and tippet ends.

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