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Red Spade (Variation)
A William Lovelace Fly

Red Spade


Red Spade (Variation)

Category Steelhead
Hook Mustad 36890 #4
Thread UTC 140 Fl Orange

Orange dyed Deer Hair


Red Ostrich Herl



Red Spade Variation comes from the bench of Salmonfly.Net Contributing Fly Tyer William Lovelace.  

Bill's notes: Northwest legend Alec Jackson has fancied up the Spade with his flashier well known versions of Arnold’s original. He is noted for producing many colorful variations of Ostrich full bodied Spades with the most well known being the all purple Whaka Blonde. It takes a very nice quality herl to produce the bodies."

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


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