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John Storey (with tail) Fly

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About the John Storey (with tail) Trout Fly

This variation of the ever popular and successful John Storey has a tail added to give it extra flotation.

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John Storey was a river keeper in North Yorkshire in the mid-1800s for the Ryedale Anglers' Club.

Creator of this trout fly: John Storey

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

Pattern Dressings

  • Hook : 12:16.
  • Tail : Natural red game.
  • Body : Plain bronze Peacock herl.
  • Rib : Red floss.
  • Hackle : Natural dark red game.
  • Wing: : Tip from a speckled mallard breast feather, tied in front of hackle and pointing forward over the eye.

As with many fly patterns tiers over many decades make personal adaptions such as the addition of a tail and ribbing. The original wet fly dressing had an under body of fawn wool, to better absorb water, and mallard wing fibres sloped back over the peacock herl covered body.

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