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Clark's Herring  
Designed and Dressed by Clark Lucas

Clark's Herring 

Pattern: Clark's Herring

Hook: Alex Jackson Spey 3/0 with red conehead slipped onto eye of hook after thread body. Flat lead wrapped thorax only, after thread body and wrapped over after conehead.

Thread: Griffon's 14/0, Black

Tail: Peacock eye/fan, small

Body: Underbody Pearsall's Silver Stout to form tapered body over flat lead to tail. 1/4 Peacock herl after chartreuse floss/rayon body 3/4 to Red Conehead with chartreuse Emu and counterwind. (leave room for wing and beard over and before Conehead)

Tinsel/Counterwind: Medium Oval Gold tinsel, wrapping down peacock herl and chartreuse Emu (Morrison).

Wing: Polar Bear White/Chartreuse/Icelandic blue; Peacock sword herl topping (Rainbow Krystal flash optional after white PB); Jungle Cock.

Beard: White PB ( Wing and beard positioned to form body tied to tail when on the "Swing")

Head: Hard Head - Black

Clark's Herring was tied by Contributing Fly Tyer, Clark Lucas, who began showing his flies on this site in 1999

You can read about Clark and see many more of his fine speys by visiting The Flies of Clark Lucas.


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