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Coch-y-bondhu Fly

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About the Coch-y-bondhu Trout Fly

As a beetle imitation the Cock-y-bondhu is certainly one of the most successful. Although ptimarily a summer fly it can be successful all season and is a must for the wild trout.

It is one of the earliest flies created, and is a simple working pattern that has been a fixture in fly boxes for over a 100 years.

Expert Tip:

On windy days often blown onto water May to October.

Cock-y-bondhu dates back to the 1700s. It's name is Welsh for 'red with black trunk'.

Creator of this trout fly: Anon

Tier of this trout fly: Mandy Shelvey

Country of origin for this trout fly: England

This trout fly is designed to be fished on Rivers & Streams, Still Water

Pattern Dressings

  • Hook : 12-14.
  • Thread : Black.
  • Tag : Gold tinsel.
  • Body : Peacock heal, bronze.
  • Hackle : Cock-y-bondhu.

Cock-y-bondhu hackle is a red-game hackle with a black centre and black tips. Partridge L3B Captain Hamilton Dry Fly Up Eye.

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