Torp’s North Country Fly.
Tying thread Georgio Benecchi - light olive.
Hackle Grey Partridge dyed in picric acid.
Body Orange-red Lure Flash twisted around the tying thread - waxed with very tacky wax , and dubbed with a blend of Yellow SLF and Poul Jorgensen Highlander SLF in equal parts.
To use a thread with ‘metallic’ flash is inspired by an article in the
magazine "Tout and Salmon" in the 1950th by Frank Sawyer. He gave his
pattern for an imitation of the ‘Summer Spurwing’ – Centroptilum pennulatum, in
which he used a special tying thread, ‘gold covered orange thread’. For many
years I speculated over this material until I got the idea to wrap ‘Lure Flash’
around a thread and then give it a very fine application of soft, tacky wax and
then dub the wool unto the ‘thread’ in a way described by the American Wayne