- Hook: Down eye wet Kamazan B175 or similar #10 – #14
- Silk: Brown
- Tail: Golden pheasant crest feather
- Rib: Fine oval silver tinsel or silver wire
- Body: Flat silver mylar
- Body hackle: Red game cock palmered sparsely
- Wings: Hen pheasant centre tail
- Throat hackle: From wing of blue jay or blue dyed guinea fowl
- Cover the hook shank with touching turns of thread.
- Catch in a small, nicely coloured golden pheasant crest feather.
- Tie in a length of silver oval tinsel or silver wire along the hook shank.
- Take the thread up to the front of the hook leaving space to tie in the paltered hackle, throat hackle and wing.
- Tie in the flat silver mylar and then wind it down the hook shank and back up to make a nice, even, silver, body.
- Tie in the red game cock hackle and palmer it down the hook shank with very open turns to give a sparse dressing.
- Wind the silver tinsel/wire through the paltered hackle and secure at the front of the body.
- Tie in the blue beard hackle.
- Take a slip of hen pheasant tail, with a width that is four times the final wing width. Fold both edges in to the centre and then fold again at the centre to make a substantial wing.
- Tie in the wing with a pinch and loop followed by several turns in front, towards the high.
- Build up a head with the tying thread, whip finish and then varnish.
The original Invicta, with a dubbed yellow body, was invented by James Ogden, the renowned Cheltenham fly dresser, as a representation of a hatching sedge fly. It is a good fly for fishing on small or large waters from a boat or the bank, usually as the bob fly in a team of three.