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For the more adventurous among you we have provided tying specifications for the William's Favourite. Remember at The Essential Fly we sell the William's Favourite at incredible prices with a top quality fly and service to back it up. It is certainly worth tying the William's Favourite 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 William's Favourite as your can spend more time fishing instead of tying flies - buy volume online with us.
14 and 16
Black Silk Thread
Fine Silver Wire
Model: MH-5006-14Bar Code: 886741026161Brand: The Essential Fly
The William's Favourite is a great traditional northen spider.
The William's Favourite North Country Spider was devised by the father of A. Courtney Williams, the author of A Dictionary of Trout Flies. William's Favourite was fished by him for most of his sixty years as a fly fisher and accounted for many trout & sea trout. If you change the fly and add a tail of goldenpheasant crest fibberts William's Favourite becomes the well known Black Pennel. This fly fishes well all season. William's Favourite also works well on stillwaters too, either fished slow just sub-surface or deeper, retrieved in a fairly fast “figure-of-eight.”
The William's Favourite can be used to catch Rainbow Trout
The William's Favourite can be used to catch Brown Trout
The William's Favourite can be used to catch Grayling
Our Mike Harding Range of Northern Fly patterns are tied to the traditional patterns. The flies are all designed from Mike's excellent book on Northern Spider patterns. Check it out, it is really good!
Tied as part of our Heritage Range these flies are tied with real silk and the best quality materials - just as these flies should be . We love these flies, they look great and most importantly these flies catch fish!
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