Harrogate FlyFishers' Club

since 1887

since 1887

Dressing for "Lupton's Fancy"

Philip Lupton (1894-1963) was a well known Harrogate Tackle Dealer and Casting Instructer. He was also a former secretary of Harrogate Fly-Flyfishers' Club. He put his name to the "Luptons Fancy" a fly he used with considerable success on our waters. I have no idea what the fly is intended to represent but can vouch for its effectiveness on our waters.

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Lupton's Fancy:

Hook: Size 16

Body: Yellow Silk, dubbed with grey wool and ribbed over with yellow silk

Hackle: Blue Dun cock

Head: Peacock here

Tail: Three whisks of blue dun hackle fibres