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Edgar’s Spade
A William Lovelace Fly

Edgar’s Spade


Edgar's Spade

Category Steelhead
Hook Dai Riki 899  #2
Thread UTC 140 Fl Orange

Orange deer hair


Copper metal dubbing


Hot Orange Guinea

The first Spade came into being about 1964, devised by Bob Arnold for the North Fork of the Stillaguamish River. Since then there have been numerous variations including those done by Alec Jackson. Edgar's Spade comes from the bench of Salmonfly.Net Contributing Fly Tyer William Lovelace

Bill's notes: "This is my variation of one of Alec Jackson’s popular spade series flies. My father used to steelhead fish with a heavy copper spinner with some orange yarn behind it."

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


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