Tying the Partridge and Orange fly

Tying the Partridge and Orange fly

Partridge and Orange RIBBEDThe Partridge and Orange is an artificial fly commonly categorized as a wet fly or soft hackle and is fished under the water surface. The fly is a well known fly with its roots set firmly in English angling history. It is an impressionistic pattern fished successfully during caddis hatches and spinner falls.
The Partridge and Orange is traditionally a trout and grayling pattern but may be used for other aquatic insect feeding species.

Soft-hackled flies as they are known today and in particular The Partridge and Orange originated in the north Partridge and Orangecountry of England and were first described in T. E. Pritt’s Yorkshire Trout Flies (1895) although even Pritt gave credit to earlier versions under different names. Pritt was the Angling Editor of the Yorkshire Post at the time.

The Partridge and Orange resembles emerging caddis pupa, diving adult caddis or sunken may fly spinners


Materials needed.

Orange thread can be the new Hot Orange if you want a more vivid fly
Hook size 12 to 18
Partridge hackle
Copper wire if making the ribbed version

Tying the Partridge and Orange fly

Here I will describe tying the RIBBED version, just omit the tying in of the copper rib if you are not making the ribbed version.

Wrap your threab back to the bend in the hook

Take your copper wire and tie this in

Wrap the thread back to about 2 or 3mm from the eye of the hook

Wrap your copper wire to rib the fly, say 3 or 4 turns.

Tie of the copper wire and trim the wire

Tie in your Hackle stem first and do 2 wraps to make what should look like spider legs

Tie off the hackle and build a neat head.

Tie off and trim your thread.



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