The Coch-y-Bondhu trout fly
is a popular old favourite and a great summer time dry fly. It was
developed in Wales. The original or correct (though seldom used)
spelling is Coch a Bonddu.
It is very effective as a beetle or in a smaller
size, a blowfly imitation. Also useful during a summer evening rise
when it can attract trout when other patterns have failed as it
seems to appeal regardless of what they fish are feeding on. Can
also work as an indicator fly though its dark colour and lack of
visible wings can make it difficult to spot at times.
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