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Whaka Blonde Spade (Variation)
A William Lovelace Fly

Whaka Blonde Spade (Variation)


Whaka Blonde Spade (Variation)

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

Purple dyed Deer Hair


Chartreuse Ostrich Herl; Purple Ostrich Herl wound Jackson style with fine Silver Tinsel


Purple Hen

Whaka Blonde Spade Variation 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. He is noted for producing many colorful variations of Ostrich bodied Spades with the most well known being the all purple Whaka Blonde with a hackle fiber tail."

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


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