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The barbless "Clyde Style" winged wet fly selection. We were asked if we could produce an authentic winged wet fly selection for fishing the Clyde, Tweed etc, here's the result! These flies are designed from the well respected book "Clyde Style Flies and their dressings" by John Reid. We would urge you to get a copy of the book here for a more in-depth account of the flies and how to fish them. The flies are all tied to be exact replicas of the most well know flies, with slender outlines, slim wings and sparse bodies.
These flies are a great imitations of the original clyde style flies (all tied on barbless hooks - of course!). In total there are 16 flies supplied in a free 8-compartment fly box. All of these flies are hand tied using barbless hooks, in sizes 14 and 16 using quality materials. Once again, we do not charge anything for delivery, to anywhere in the world.
Descriptions and photo's of the flies can be found below:
Blae & Black. Tied in the traditional clyde style dressing, this fly is really effective during the midge hatches. Tied with a black body and lighter starling feathers. This selection contains one each of sizes 14 & 16.
Bluebottle. Similar in outline to the Blae & Black, this bluebottle immitation is tied with a vivid blue slim profile body, and is great during a midge hatch. This selection contains one each of sizes 14 & 16.
Cran Swallow. One of the most outstanding of the clyde style wet flies, the Cran Swallow appears from early July to September. This selection contains one each of sizes 14 & 16.
Hen Blackie. This fly will take fish throughout the whole season. Tied with waxed yellow silk, and the feathers from a hen blackbird. This selection contains one each of sizes 14 & 16.
Light Olive. Used between the months of May and July, the Light Olive is an ideal immitation during the frequent olive hatches. This selection contains one each of sizes 14 & 16.
Spent Willow. Tied with a yellow body and similar profile to the Hen Blackie, the Spent Willow fly is another close immitation of the "Clyde Style" flies. This selection contains one each of sizes 14 & 16.
Teal & Black. Tied with a black body and teal wings (set at 45 degrees to the hook), one of the staple winged wet flies to use. This selection contains one each of sizes 14 & 16.
Woodcock & Red. This fly has a ginger slimline body, with a red whip finish, along with the Woodcock wings set at the correct angle, a great fly for the evening session. This selection contains one each of sizes 14 & 16.
Note: Should the "Tree Trout" steal any of your flies, I am happy to sell flies individually to allow you to top up your box. Please contact me using this link with details of your order, and I will email you an invoice. Clyde Style flies can be bought for £1.00 per fly.
The above price includes 16 hand-tied clyde style winged wet flies supplied in our eco-friendly packaging. We now offer the option to upgrade to a Premium Silicone Fly Box for an extra £6, for details of the box we offer see here.
We currently have these fly selections in stock and will ship these to you as soon as we receive notification of your payment, generally if a payment is made in the morning your flies will be with you the very next day. All products from Barbless-Flies are shipped free of charge, to anywhere in the world.