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From: Editorial Staff

Date: 07-02-2021 17:58:11



two centuries ago the silk was the prime material for fly tying, likely it was also the one at hand. From the british chalk-streams to valsesiane spiders of the alpine rivers in northern Italy, the best flies bodies were made of silk. With the advent of synthetic floss and threads, silk went today somewhat into oblivion.
Despite being not has robust as some top modern threads, it is still a fantastic material with its own unique translucency and perfect for some specific patterns.


From: Editorial Staff

Date: 07-02-2021 17:58:43



I like to use silk flies for fishing trout on alpine rivers, this above it the type of water where I employ silk flies.


From: Editorial Staff

Date: 07-02-2021 18:01:42



Snipe and purple bead head silk nymph


From: Editorial Staff

Date: 07-02-2021 18:02:51



Olive and red bead head silk nymph


From: Editorial Staff

Date: 07-02-2021 18:04:17



Black and pheasent wet with silk body. This pattern was a killer last summer



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