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Claret Guinea Spade (Jackson)
A William Lovelace Fly

Claret Guinea Spade


Claret Guinea Spade

Category Steelhead
Hook Mustad 36890 #4
Thread UTC 140 Fl Orange

Deer Hair


Red Frostbite; Black Ostrich Herl


Grizzly; Claret dyed Guinea

Claret Guinea Spade comes from the bench of Salmonfly.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. This variation uses a dry fly quality grizzly hackle. A hen hackle could also be used."

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


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