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Orange Butt Spade (Arnold Variation)
A William Lovelace Fly

Orange Butt Spade

Name

Orange Butt Spade (Arnold Variation)

Category Steelhead
Hook Mustad 90240 #6
Thread Black Monocord
Tail

Deer Hair

Body

Orange and Black Merino Wool Dubbing

Collar

Grizzly

Orange Butt Spade comes from the bench of Salmonfly.Net Contributing Fly Tyer William Lovelace.  

Bill's notes: "This fly is based on a variation of the Bob Arnold original tied with Orange and Black Seal Dubbing as listed in Trey Combsí Book Steelhead Fly Fishing. The bodies vary between 1/3 to 1/2; Orange dubbing."

Read more about William Lovelace and his flies at The Flies of William Lovelace.

 

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