The Black Pennell is a very old fly pattern and is a great weapon during early season on lakes when the temperatures are rising. In flowing water it is actually known to catch seatrout and salmon. The best time though to use this fly is during the hatch of the Chironomidea ( non-biting midge ). It is normally tied on a hook #8 - #16 . For the tail use gold pheasant tippets, for the body black floss with an oval silver ribbing. The hackle is made by using long fiber black cock feathers.