Hook: Size 10 or 12 Kamasan B175, B170 or B160.
Tail: Bronze mallard fibres.
Rib: Oval gold.
Body: Red seals's fur.
Body Hackle: Red game or ginger cock.
Cloak & Throat: Bronze mallard.
Head: Natural deer hair.
Another tried and tested Soldier variant that has travelled well and fished well over the last five or six seasons. As with the Soldier Palmer, it's pretty useful just about anywhere trout swim, but is a real favourite of mine for browns and took my personal best Loch Watten fish several seasons ago. Fish it on any line you like, top or tail position. At its best for me though in the top couple of feet on slow or floating lines...