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Invicta - Wet & Nymphs

Invicta created by James Ogden.


The Invicta is one of the most popular fly patterns conceived and the Invicta is still popular with still water and sea-trout fishermen. The Invicta was developed as we know it today by James Ogden from Cheltenham as a dry fly. The Invicta is a great pattern to use during a sedge fly rise, probably imitating a hatching caddis or returning egg-laying female caddis that descends beneath the water to oviposit.

Use The Invicta To Catch:

The Invicta can be used to catch Rainbow Trout

The Invicta can be used to catch Brown Trout

The Invicta can be used to catch Sea Trout

Trout Wet Fly - Invicta

wet flies like Invicta are are range of flies that imitate larva, pupa, drowned adults and Lures

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 Invicta 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.

'When do you fish a wet fly, and when a dry?'

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.

Wet Fly Invicta fishing techniques

a technique that has stood the test of time, where the fly (e.g. the Invicta) is fished sub-surface and is retrieved slowly using a 'Figure-of-Eight' manipulation of the line in the hand. A floating or intermediate line can be used to retrieve the Invicta

Invicta - Fly Tying Dressing

For the more adventurous among you we have provided tying specifications for the Invicta. Remember at The Essential Fly we sell the Invicta at incredible prices with a top quality fly and service to back it up. It is certainly worth tying the Invicta 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 Invicta as your can spend more time fishing instead of tying flies - buy volume online with us.

Hook Sizes

8 to 14

Silk Thread

Black or yellow


Golden pheasant crest


Yellow seal's fur


Oval gold wire


Palmered light red cock with blue jay at the throat


Hen pheasant centre tail or wing


Product Reviews

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Invicta fly
Sunday, 15 March 2020  | 

Is this fly available in #4 hook

Great Flies
Wednesday, 10 June 2015  | 

These flies are great. I landed 8 wild brown trout in 2 hours using a team of 3 ( size 8,10.12).

Well tied
Wednesday, 16 November 2011  | 

Nice fly, does the job well.

general service
Friday, 11 September 2009  | 

1st class service and products will be using for fly purchases in future

Excellent Service ....
Saturday, 25 July 2009  | 

helpful as always

invicta and silver invicta
Friday, 19 June 2009  | 

excellent value for money promptly delivered, thank you

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