[Video] Tying the Goats Toe with Davie McPhail

Davie McPhail demonstrates in this fly tying video how to tie the famous Goats Toe, an excellent Salmon, Sea Trout and Brown Trout pattern.

Goats Toe Material List

Hook: Kamasan B175 size 10
Thread: Uni-Thread 8/0, black
Body: Peacock Herl
Wing: Peacock Neck Feather
Tail: Wool, red
Ribbing: Wool, red

Enjoy!

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Wandeagle says

I will say that your tips to get a better fly has helped me indeed. My flies looks more pro.

You’re a good flytier 🙂

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DavieMcPhail says

Hi Wandeeagle,

I’m sorry to say I have never fished Loch Ness as it’s a few miles away from where I live, which is 30 miles south of Glasgow..

All the best Davie

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Wandeagle says

Do you fish alot in Loch Ness?

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DavieMcPhail says

Hi mrlgarbutt,

I have tyed a few other variants of the Goats Toe, the ones above were tyed for Seatrout. To give you an idea use a red, silver, gold, or blue holographic tinsel as a rib instead of the wool also use a hackle of similar colour under the blue peacock feather which will lift the fibres a bit better or like the variant I have done at the beginning of the video, palmer the body of the fly which will also do the same.

All the best Davie

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mrlgarbutt says

Do you do the other goats toe patterns or are they done the sameway

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MrClanchief1 says

Good stuff Davie. hoping to see you do some demos at the GAC this weekend.

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smithmccrum says

a grand wee fly davie, a bit of a dabbler me thinks, didnt know u could use neck hackles like that, will have to give it a go, happy tyings, davy.

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txflytier says

Hi davie great fly will have to give it a go.

like the peacock feather looks great.

Thanks
Chance

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enfrugby says

Thanks Davie…

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