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Model: EF-6040-16Bar Code: 886741018111Brand: The Essential Fly
Black Pennell created by Cholmondeley Pennell.
The Black Pennell is one of a famous series of flies developed by the Victorian author Cholmondeley Pennell for trout and sea trout. The Black Pennell is extremely effective during a rise of chironomid midges. In larger sizes the Black Pennell is good for catching sea trout. Commonly fished as a bob fly for lake and sea-trout fishing
The Black Pennell can be used to catch Atlantic Salmon
The Black Pennell can be used to catch Rainbow Trout
The Black Pennell can be used to catch Brown Trout
The Black Pennell can be used to catch Sea Trout
The trout finds most of its food beneath the surface of the water, sometimes by grubbing around the weed-beds, at other times by rising in water to take nymphs and pupae on their way to the surface
The wet flies which include Black Pennell fall into various categories: larval and pupal forms of various aquatic insects; drowned adults or even swamped stillborn flies; and drowned terrestrials such as beetles. Many do not represent anything in nature, but are classed as attractor flies or lures, designed to tempt the fish to take out of curiosity. A number of the silver-bodied flies can emulate small fry or minnows. Most of the dry flies have a wet-fly equivalents. The use of heavier hooks, softer hen hackles instead of cock, and in the case of winged flies a backward-sloping wing, changes the dry fly into a wet one which sinks below the sufrace of the water. Cock hackles are used for these patterns but they are taken from the very young bird where the individual fibres are very soft.
There are two main areas of wet-fly fishing. Firstly, there are the wild rain-fed rivers and streams where it is difficult to see a fish rise let alone see a minute dry fly on the surface. On such waters, wet flies are used almost exclusively upstream and down, as necessity or terrain dictates. The second main area of wet-fly fishing is on atill waters like lakes, lochs and reservoirs, where the angler uses a team of wet flies just below the surface.
On wild streams while searching for the natural Brownie, soft-hackled wet flies like the Partridge and Orange, the Snipe and Purple, the Black Spider, a wet Coch-y-Bonddu, and many others are used.
Always fish a dry-fly pattern when you see a trout rising during a hatch of natural insects. However, when the trout refuses to rise to a dry fly, fishing just below the surface with a wet fly can often work. When no activity is obvious, it is a case for the wet fly, pure and simple.
The soft, game-bird hackles of many wet flies have the necessary mobility in the water. They pulsate and 'kick' in the current, attracting the fish by their very movement. They look alive and edible; the two key properties for a successful fly.
8 to 14
Golden Pheasant tippets
Oval or flat silver tinsel as preferred
Black cock or hen
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Still the best all round fly for fishing wild Scottish waters for wild brown trout.
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