Fly Tying

Capel Celyn

Most traditional flies work well on our waters, classic patterns such as March Brown, Gold Ribbed Hares Ear, Zulu, Mallard and Claret and Peter Ross, will all catch fish.The patterns for these can be found in books by writers such as John Goddard , John Veniard, and Geoffrey Bucknall
Most of these do not include "local" flies, patterns like Cogyn Now'r Allt, and Gwybedyn Bach Llyn Manod, flies that originated from the trout lakes of North Wales. (One book that does include flies local to the region is Moc Morgan's Trout and Salmon Flies of Wales. Some of these patterns will be tied in the Young Anglers Club, meeting at The Fire Station in Blaenau Ffestiniog, see the calender page for dates and times.
Boncoch

Hook – 12
Tying Silk – Black
Body – Black Silk
Hackle – Dyed Blood Red
Wings – Starling  
boncoch 
Capel Celyn

Hook – 12
Tying Silk – Black
Tail – Two strands of mallard fibres
Rib – Copper Wire
Body – Peacock quill
Hackle – Black
Wing – Blue Jay (Blue Dun) 
 
Chwilen Ben Glec

Hook – 12
Tying Silk – Black
Body – Bronze peacock herl
Tag – Silver
Hackle – Black hen
Wing – Black hen 
 
Coch-a-bon-ddu

Hook – 12 or 14
Tying Silk – Crimson
Body – Two strands of bronze peacock herl
Hackle – Coch a bon ddu 
 
Cogyn (Sepia Dun)

Hook – 12
Tying Silk – Purple
Rib – Thin gold wire
Body – Chocolate coloured silk
Hackle – Ginger cock
Wing – Brown mallard, not to brown 
 
Cogyn Now'r Allt

Hook – 12
Tying Silk – Black
Tail – Ginger Fibres
Rib – Silver wire
Body – Rear half yellow silk, Front half blue silk.
Hackle – Black hen
Wing – Light blue dun 
 
Drudwy Corff Du (Starling wing on a black body)

Hook – 12
Tying Silk – Black
Tail – Blue dun hackle fibres
Rib – Flat Silver
Body – Black silk
Wing – Starling wing 
 
Du'r Fran

Hook – 14
Tying Silk – Black
Rib – Thin gold wire
Body – Black silk
Hackle – Dyed blood red
Wing – Dark dun (crow wing) 
 
Gwybedyn Bach Llyn Manod

Hook – 12
Tying Silk – Black
Body – Black silk
Hackle – Black hen
Wing – White duck 
 
Haul a Gwynt

Hook – 12,14 or 16
Tying Silk – Black
Body – Black chenile or black fur
Hackle – Dark cock pheasant
Wing – Snipe wing
Front Hackle – Two turns of brown partridge 
 
Pluen 'Rhen Law

Hook – 12 or 14
Tying Silk – Purple
Tail – Two strands of horse hair
Body – Reddish purple wool
Hackle – Black
Wing – Hen pheasant tail with a sliver of light dun either side
Pluen Rhen Law
Rhwyfwr Tinwyrdd(Green tailed sedge)

Hook – 12
Tying Silk – Brown
Tag – Gold wire
Body – Wool from black sheep, with green “blob” on bend of hook
Wing – Brown owl with partridge tail wing between the matched wing
Rhwyfwr Tinwyrdd
Rhwyfwr Cochddu Mawr

Hook – 8
Tying Silk – Black
Body – A mixture of Dark Brown and Claret Wool, ( Or if you can find a supplier, the wool from the scrotum of a black ram, as was used in the original dressing).
Rib – Thin Gold Wire
Wing – Brown Owl, encasing Partridge Tail.
Hackle – Brown Partridge.
Rhwyfwr Cochddu Mawr
Rhwyfwr Cochddu Bach

As above, but with a size 12 hook.
Rhwyfwr Cochddu Bach
Troellwr Corff Llygoden Ddwr

Hook – 12
Tying Silk – Yellow
Body – Water Rat Fur
Hackle – Black Hen
Wing – Grouse, (Was originaly tied using Nightjar).
Troellwr Corff Llygoden Ddwr
Troellwr Mawr Dafydd Dafis

Hook – 10
Tying Silk - Claret
Body - Reddish Purple Seal's Fur
Rib – Golden Thread
Hackle – Black Hen
Wing – Grouse (Originaly Nightjar)
Troellwr Mawr Dafydd Dafis
Troellwr Mawr John Owen

Hook – 10
Tying Silk – Red
Body – Red Seal's Fur
Rib – Gold Wire
Hackle – Coch a bon ddu
Wing – Grouse, (Originaly was Nightjar).
Troellwr Mawr John Owen