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Palmered trout fly patterns

Description

A palmered fly is a wet or dry fly with a thick body and a few or no tail fibres. It is best identified by the thick hackle collar. It has no wings.

Palmer Red

Soldier Palmer

Bibio

Brown Bivisible

Brown Bomber

Bucktail Caddis

Male Beaverkill

Molefly

Wickhams Fancy


Art of Fly Fishing Calendars
1998-2007

© Michael Scheele

Use Palmered trout fly patterns are usually fished dry though they can also be fished as the top dropper on a team of wet flies. When fishing this style the palmered fly is moved across the surface, giving the impression of a small insect trying to break through the water surface.
Type Dry and wet fly
Variants Bibio
Brown Bivisible
Brown Bomber
Male Beaverkill
Molefly
Wickhams Fancy
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