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Old 02-07-2014, 04:10 PM
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AKA...Lady of the Lake. An ole fly from Great Britain that has always had eye appeal to me.

Of course I had to mess with the pattern and give it a slight western twist, red bucktail; and I put an antique black ostrich head on it for old times sake.

So...if you've got some peacock sword layin' around in your fly kit and don't know what o do with it, give the Alexandra a try.

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One of my favorites and very well tied
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Thanks TOP !

...and Ard, I think the fly has "Alaskan Rainbow " written all over it.
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man it's been a long time since I heard tell of it
seems like Eric Leiser listed thg Alexandra in one of his books.
excellent Western take you have there

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AKA...Lady of the Lake. An ole fly from Great Britain that has always had eye appeal to me.

Of course I had to mess with the pattern and give it a slight western twist, red bucktail; and I put an antique black ostrich head on it for old times sake.

So...if you've got some peacock sword layin' around in your fly kit and don't know what o do with it, give the Alexandra a try.

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I 'smell' swing fly. Great job.

Recipe?

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I 'smell' swing fly. Great job.

Recipe?

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KJ....thanks,

Here's the recipe.....
Hook: tyers choice, the one shown is an Eagle Claw #6 L057
Thread: black 6/0
Body: flat silver mylar tinsel ribbed with silver oval tinsel
Underwing: red bucktail
Wing: peacock sword
Hackle: black hen
Head: black ostrich herl
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The Alexandra wet fly is a favorite of mine. In the past when I got the opportunity to fish for trout I always had a few in my boxes. I've preferred to tie variations too, using clumps of hackle fibers in the wing. I have a mental block towards stiff wing materials!

It's a pretty good Smallmouth fly as well.

Your hair variation is a superb looking fly! I like it! Really like the ostrich head! Changes the entire profile IMO!
Puts me a bit in mind of a Picket Pin, (peacock herl head) another fly I really like!

I don't fish for Steelhead, but could envision your version with other colors for the bucktail. Perhaps some other variations for the hair too, such as dyed fox. I think Peacock sword fibers would work well with anything.

That entire combination of materials should be a killer anywhere!
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