The Polish Quill and bug bond combination gives an exciting segmentation to the abdomen. The fly looks shiny and good, and is eye candy to the fly tier. But is it also yummy to the trout? Well, it works in certain situations – especially on flat water and on overcast days.
When tying this pattern, be careful to create an even profile to avoid bumps in the body. As can be seen on the picture, I have been a bit clumsy in the lower part of the abdomen. The fish don’t mind, but as fly tiers we should strive to get a smooth abdomen.
Also be gentle with the bug bond. Use a thin floating substance, and apply as little as I can.
Se more tips for this fly here.