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Spade (Variation)
A William Lovelace Fly

Spade (Variation)


Spade (Variation)

Category Steelhead
Hook Mustad 36890 #6
Thread UTC 140 Fl Orange

Deer Hair


Red Ostrich Herl twisted Jackson style with small Oval Silver Tinsel


Hot Orange

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. This fly has a smaller tail that is favored by Alex Jackson. The original Arnold Spade had a tail up to 1 ½ times the body length."

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


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