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    Default Alexandra

    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
    I think I fish, in part, because itís an anti-social, bohemian business that, when gone about properly, puts you forever outside the mainstream culture without actually landing you in an institution. ĖJohn Gierach

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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

    buzz

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    Quote Originally Posted by calftail View Post
    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.

    I 'smell' swing fly. Great job.

    Recipe?

    King Joe Outa Here!

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    Quote Originally Posted by king joe View Post
    I 'smell' swing fly. Great job.

    Recipe?

    King Joe Outa Here!
    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!
    Remember, no one likes to be behind the big truck, but that's better than being under it!

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