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  1. Default Any pics of this fly?


    I glanced very briefly at an article where either a "Welsh Witch" or Welsh Water Witch" fly was mentioned - I tried googling for a picture but did not come up with anything - does anyone know where I can view a picture of it on the net?

    Many thanks,


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    I tried searching for it and couldn't find anything at all. Are you sure thats the correct spelling or name. Possibly it was a personal creation and someone just named it that.

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    Will have to try and find the article again - but 90 per cent sure it was named welsh witch

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Metuchen, N.J.

    Default Re: Any pics of this fly?

    There is an old Carrie Stevens Streamer Pattern named The "Witch" & also a "Welsh Rarebit" pattern that's not a Carrie pattern.. Could it be one of these?


    Welch Rarebit (not misspelled)

  5. #5
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    Jan 2007
    Central Florida

    Default Re: Any pics of this fly?

    Hi to all,

    Herb Welch is the daddy of modern streamer flies. Besides the Welch Rarebit he designed the Black Ghost. He lived in Main I think and started the long shank streamer design. The Black Ghost is a great fly pattern and it still catches fish today. Carrie Stevens was much better known than Herb Welch. She originated the Gray Ghost and the Water Witch. I am not a historian and a search on these two names will give you a bunch of information about streamer flies in the early 1900's. You can buy their fly designs made by modern day tyers.


  6. #6
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    Aug 2006
    Metuchen, N.J.

    Default Re: Any pics of this fly?

    For info on Carrie Stevens & other Streamers go to Raske's Streamers page

    It's a good site with a ton of streamer info


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    the welsh witch is a woolybugger cross breed pattern
    marabou tail
    spkl yarn body
    spkl palmerd body
    cock hackle
    sink chain bead eyes

    fished very successfully in competitions but shhhh no 1 is supposed to know.... welsh secret weapon for rainbows

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