Welshman's Button fly tied by Barry Ord Clarke

Welshman’s Button fly

The lovely little Welshman’s button or chocolate drop, as it’s also known, is a simple but rewarding pattern to tie. With three nice techniques to learn for the body, wings and antennae. Tie a few up for coming hatch of small brown caddis, you won’t be disappointed!

Welshman’s Button pattern recipe

  • Hook: Mustad R50 # 12
  • Tying thread: Sheer 14/0 Brown
  • Body: 1 Large chocolate brown CDC hackle
  • Wing: 2 Mallard drake neck hackles
  • Hackle: Chocolate dun cock
  • Antennae: 2 stripped cock hackles

How to tie Welshman’s Button

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