Blue Devil Variant tied by Davie McPhail

Tied by: Davie McPhail
Originated by: Carrie Stevens

Hook: Partridge CS15 #2
Thread: 8/0 White (underbody)
Tag: Silver flat braid
Body:Black 6/0 (140d)
Rib: Silver flat Tinsel
Belly: White bucktail
Underwing: Peacock herl
Under-shoulder: Teal blue hackle fibers
Throat: Teal blue hackle fibers
Wing: 2 light olive hackles flanked by teal blue hackles
Shoulder: Mallard flank
Eye: Jungle cock dyed yellow
Head: Black w/ red

Davie McPhailDavie McPhail – I live in the south west of Scotland where I grew up, the best known rivers in the area are the Stinchar, the Nith, Girvan and the river Doon where I was a ghillie. I didn’t really start fly fishing until I was twenty just after I got married my fly tying started at much the same time. When I was learning to cast I lost many a fly up a tree and broke the hook of the fly on stones on my back cast so learning to tye flies was at first to compensate for this but as I got into the tying and catching fish with the flies that I tied I found it as much fun as fishing . 29 years on I’m just as enthusiastic about tying flies and fly-fishing as I was then.
You can watch Davie tying on his Youtube page.
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2 Responses to Blue Devil Variant tied by Davie McPhail

  1. Andy Turner says:

    Its a beautiful tie and faster than Carrie Stevens’ method. I thought her point in glueing the wing assemblies was to stiffen the front on the fly so as to mimic the way a baitfish swims – fixed in front with the back two thirds showing all the movement.

  2. Kevin Kirkelie says:

    Beautiful tie there Davie, Always has been a joy to see another so talented tyer with such a talent in the arts of tying. My hat’s off to you ! Kevin

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