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Old 05-18-2010, 10:53 PM
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Default Caroline;

I have added this fly to my boxes and so turned out a few in fishing grade. Lady Caroline is the given name of this old pattern. My tie is not true to form in its materials used and I will list as it is tied.

L. Caroline, 2 Interpretations;

Long Wings with Ringneck Rump;


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Tying;

Hook: Partridge #4 Bartleet
Tag: Gold embossed tinsel
Tail: Fibers of a golden pheasant breast feather
Body: A blend of olive and brown silk floss
Hackle: This is a pair of Ringneck rump feathers, 1 brown, 1 a tad blue
Ribbing: Bring the embossed tinsel forward and follow with fine silver French twist, counter wind over the hackle.
Wing: Bronze mallard



Short Tight Wing With Blue Earred Pheasant Hackle;

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Purple Spey Fly;


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Hook: AJ 1.5
Tag: Embossed silver tinsel
Tip: Making up the rear half of the body, wine colored floss
Body: Front Is dubbed with a mixed wine and black sparkle dub
Ribbing: Embossed silver tinsel wound forward to cover the hackle quill
Hackle: A very dark purple marabou strip
Collar: A long black saddle hackle
Wing: Bronzed mallard on top of all

Fairy Shrimp;

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Tying;

Hook:Partridge Bartleet #4
Tag: One or two turns of braided French tinsel
Tip / rear 2/3 of body pink floss
Body: Front 1/3 shrimp pink ultra chenille
Hackle: Burnt goose dyed fairly dark pink
Rib: Oval French silver
Collar: Guinea flank
Wing: Matched bronzed mallard flank

Black & Gold Spey Fly;

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Hook: Partridge Bartleet size 4
Tail: Silver pheasant rump feather fibers
Body: Olive & brown dubbing
Hackle: Rump feather from a silver pheasant
Rib: Embossed silver tinsel
Collar: Rump feather from a golden pheasant
Wing: Bronzed mallard

Olive & Brown

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Hook: #4 Bartleet
Body: 3/4 light olive floss front 1/4 olive dubbing
Hackle: Olive spey hackle your choice
Collar: This is a rump feather from a ring neck pheasant
Rib: Fine silver French braid oval
Wing: Matched slips of bronzed mallard

Munster;

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Tying;

Hook: Gold AJ #3
Body: Rear 2/3 florescent green floss front claret dubbing
Hackle: Purple spey feather over dubbing & a throat of purple marabou
Rib: Fine silver oval over all
Wing: Dyed brown mallard

I spent a couple days camped on a river last week. I was hoping to find salmon or the steelies that travel with them but that was not to be the case. I did however find that a fly like the one posted below was really good for Char and I had a hard time keeping them off the hook. They weren't large but I was more than happy to see them.

Very Simple Fly;

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Hook: Daiichi 2151 #2
Body: Wind the hook with flat silver and dub the front 1/4 with brown fur
Hackle: Wind a Pheasant rump feather over that brown fur
Rib: Wind fine silver wire or oval strand over body and bind down the Pheasant feather
Wing: I tied two Golden Pheasant breast feathers in as under wing and topped with dyed mallard.

This would probably be good for trout and char anywhere if tied in smaller sizes. Here it looks like a great char fly.

Last edited by Hardyreels; 03-11-2011 at 12:43 PM. Reason: Adding a variation;
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