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    can any of you kind folks give me the usk grub pattern,
    and any other pattern variants that will get me an Usk salmon.
    thanks speers.

    why is the usk grub so special, ???

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    Silk Black

    Tag Silver

    Rear hackle Golden pheasant red feather

    Body (rear) Orange seal's fur

    Body (front) Black seal's fur

    Hackle (mid) orange

    Wing Jungle Cock

    Hackle (front) White

    Rib Silver
    Last edited by FaughanPurple; 29-01-2009 at 03:04 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by speers View Post
    why is the usk grub so special, ???
    I think the reason it is seen as being so special is that along with the Wye Bug they are seen as the forefathers of the irish shrimps that Pat Curry of Coleraine made famous.

    I stand to be corrected on this one mind
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    The authentic dressing, based on examples bought from Sweet's tackle shop over 20 years ago, is something like this:

    Tag: Oval silver
    Tail hackle: Red GP breast
    Rear body: Light orange seal fur (somewhere between amber and hot orange), ribbed oval silver.
    Rear veiling: Red hackle tips.
    Mid hackle: White or badger.
    Front body: Black seal fur, ribbed oval silver.
    Front hackle: Furnace.
    Wing: Jungle cock.

    Here's a picture of one of mine - I usually omit the veiling, as it's a pattern I turn to when I want a fairly dull, natural toned fly. It's unusual among modern salmon flies in being quite unblingy; apart from the seal fur (and the orange shouldn't be too bright a shade), all the other materials are natural colours.


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    thanks all for the patter, be tying some up for sure.

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    Nice flee Charlie

    Not unlike a Foxford That one.
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    Very nice tie, i fish the Usk and use the fly a lot.

    Dai

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    dai,
    do you no the beat glanusk? im fishing there in July.

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    This is the way i like to dress my usk grubs, a fly that has a big reputation on a lot of rivers throught wales


    tag - silver oval
    tail - red pheasant
    rear body - orange seals fur
    rear hackle - white over orange
    front body - black seals fur
    front hackle - black
    jc tied back to back

    Sorry for the quality of the photo, i need to invest in a decent camera, anyony got any suggestions

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