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Fancy Spade (Jackson)
Tied By William Lovelace

Fancy Spade

Name

Fancy Spade

Category Steelhead
Hook Dai Riki 889 #2
Thread UTC 140 Fl Orange
Tail

Deer Hair

Body

Peacock Herl; Black Ostrich Herl twisted with Fine Oval Tinsel

Hackle

Grizzly Hen

Fancy Spade comes from the bench of Samonfly.Net Contributing Fly Tyer William Lovelace.

Bill's notes: "Northwest legend Alec Jackson has fancied up the Spade with his flashier well known versions of Arnold’s original. Alec proposes that as steelhead move inland their vision starts to deteriorate and so a wider body profile is more visible and attractive to fish."

Read more about William Lovelace and see more of his flies at The Flies of William Lovelace.

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