Whaka Blonde Spade (Variation)
Tied by William Lovelace
Hook: Mustad 36890 #4
Thread: UTC 140 Fl Orange
Tail: Purple dyed Deer Hair
Body: Chartreuse Ostrich Herl; Purple Ostrich Herl wound Jackson style with fine Silver Tinsel
Hackle: Purple Hen
Whaka Blonde 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 bodied Spades with the most well known being the all purple Whaka Blonde with a hackle fiber tail."
You can see many more flies tied by Bill on his page on this site - William Lovelace Flies.