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Spade, Claret Guinea (Jackson)

Name Spade, Claret Guinea (Jackson)
Category Steelhead
Tail Fine Deer Body Hair
Butt Fluorescent Red Yarn or Ostrich Herl, Dyed Red
BodyBlack Chenille or Black Ostrich Herl Twisted with Fine oval Silver Tinsel for Reinforcement
Collar Grizzly Followed by a Longer Claret Dyed Guinea Hackle

The pattern for this fly, originated by Jay Passmore of Dungannon, Ontario, came from the fine book by Dick Stewart and Farrow Allen, Flies for Steelhead. They write that this variation of the original Spade was developed by Alec Jackson of Kenmore, Washington and is effective as a fall pattern in the early morning or near dusk.

 

 

 

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