Reading through some Vintage Fishing books I came across 2 patterns which I had heard of but never fished personally, so taking time away from the recent float making I decided to research the flies a bit more before tying a few up.
The first was the Grayling Fiddler.
A fly created by Eric Horsfall Turner, former Club President of the Pickering Fishery Association formed in 1892 & probably more famous for his creation Eric's Beetle a deadly trout fly which will bring trout when nothing is showing on the water.
|Trio of Fiddlers|
The next one which I had heard of but again never fished was the Grayling Steel Blue, created by Roger Woolley. There are a few variations of the materials used in this tying so I went with the most common one whilst I was searching it out.
|Grayling Steel Blue|
|Grayling Steel Blue Twins|
Woolley spent much of his adult life travelling around the UK writing about fly species and tying flies, so much so that a book was written about his lesser flies called the Forgotten Flies of Roger Woolley.