Freeman’s Fancy Trout Fly – It has been a really busy weekend tying flies commissioned by our CudaFly customers. This fly the Freeman’s Fancy is an old pattern mentioned in “a dictionary of trout flies” by A Courtney Williams. Williams mentioned that Captain W Freeman invented the fly around 1900 and was surprised that it wasn’t better known, as …it was so effective on loughs.
If you want to tie your own here is the tying materials needed.
Hook: Wet size 8/14
Tail: Toucan Sub
Rib: Oval gold wire
Body: Gold flat tinsel or gold Lurex
Wing: Mallard with a jungle cock each side
Thread – black magenta-dyed hackle
Steve Beacall is the owner of Cudafly and has been running this business for over four years. Steve has been fishing since the age of 10. If its got fins Steve will try to catch it on the fly. Starting as most of us do with coarse the sea angling, Steve found his true angling passion within Game fishing. From working within the industry starting at a trout fishery and then as a sales representative with some of the leading manufactures in the game sector, Steve always has his finger on the pulse. Since starting fly fishing Steve has always tied his own flies. Observation at the water side is reflected in his own innovative fly designs .Professionally tying first for a trout fishery, then supplying 20 game angling outlets to the opening of Steve’s custom flies. Steve has also tied at the British Fly Fair on a number of occasions. Steve is always approachable either at the bank side or via this blog. If you would like any fly tying or fly fishing help simply post a comment and Steve will reply ASAP. This Blog is a collection of his fly tying and fly fishing experiences, thoughts and tying styles.