Hackle used on these flies is Brahma hen saddle
The recipes for these flies came from John Robert’s “Dictionary of Trout Flies” 1st ed.
The hackle recommended as a substitute for unobtainable Dotterel was Plover, which is now just as unobtainable.
When I saw these dyed Brahma hen saddles called ‘Plover’, I thought I would see what they were like.
This is the real article.
Picture sent to me
by Jim Smith at
Now I’m sure,
no comparison.
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