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Once long gone, there existed a 'fraternity' of anglers who felt an obligation to use only the 'standard' patterns of the day. We hope to bring a bit of nostalgia to these pages and to you. And sometimes what you find here will not always be about fishing. Perhaps you will enjoy them. Perhaps you will fish the flies. Perhaps?

Part One hundred fourty-seven

Lady Caroline

Lady Caroline

Dressed and Written by Thomas C. Duncan, Sr.

The Lady Caroline spey fly is a traditional Atlantic Salmon fly whose roots appear to be more or less veiled in mystery. Its name derives from Lady Caroline Gordon-Lennox, who was the daughter of the Duke of Richmond and Gordon at Gordon Castle, Banffshire County, Bellie Fochabers Parish, Scotland. Legendary among the community of Atlantic Salmon flyfishers, it has also developed a loyal following among the pursuants of Pacific Salmon and Steelhead.

Lady Caroline

    Hook: Partridge Bartleet.

    Thread: Black.

    Tail: Golden Pheasant breast feather.

    Body: Olive and Brown wool mixed.

    Rib: Flat silver tinsel and oval silver tinsel.

    Wing: Bronze Mallard quill slips.

    Collar: Golden Pheasant breast.

    Hackle: Heron substitute, (Blue-Eared Pheasant).

Hope it works for you! ~ pastortd

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