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Lady Caroline (Kelson)
Tied by Bob Frandsen

Lady Caroline 

 
Name Lady Caroline
Category Atlantic Salmon/Steelhead Fly
Tail GP red breast
Body Brown (2 parts)and olive green (1part) Berlin wool mixed together
Ribs From different starting points, gold tinsel, gold twist and silver twist
Hackle Grey Heron 1  from tail
Throat GP red breast two turns
Wing Two strips mallard showing light roots

Lady Caroline was tied by Australian Fly Tyer, Bob Frandsen. You can see more of Bob's flies at The Flies of Bob Frandsen.

1: Note: Grey heron feathers are illegal to posses in the United States. Use a substitute, like Coot that is close to hereon in color and texture.

2. George Kelson writes about the Gold Riach in his book, The Salmon Fly. Written in 1895, it was perhaps one of the most important book of its time for salmon fisherman and still is considered a must for serious tyers. Copies can still be obtained of the hardcover book, although they are quite expensive.

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