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The Essential Fly Heritage Range - Tied with silk as the genuine old flies were tied!
Model: MH-5011-18Bar Code: 886741026284Brand: The Essential Fly
The Partridge & Orange is one of the classic English North Country spider style flies used all over the world in fly fishing. The Partridge & Orange is an effective imitation of early stoneflies (Plecoptera). Probably one of the oldest of English flies since what seems to be a version of this fly is mentioned in the Treatyse On Fishing With AnAngle (mention in foreword). It has certainly been tied, in the North Of England at least, for several hundred years and is still one of the top three flies on Lancashire and Yorkshire Rivers. In some parts of the Yorkshire Dales a gold rib is wound on, in other tyings only thread and hackle are used; however you tie it, this is a marvelous fly
The Partridge & Orange can be used to catch Rainbow Trout
The Partridge & Orange can be used to catch Brown Trout
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!
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 Partridge & Orange 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.
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Brown partridge with well marked back feather
Beautiful fly. Well tied and a great early and late season pattern. Excellent
The flies look ok I am of the opinion that to send a few flies it does not require a cardboard box I would have thought a small padded envelope would suffice.
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