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Lady Caroline – Blind Eye

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  • Hook: Partridge Bartleet Blind-Eye #3/0
  • Thread: Semperfli 12/0 White
  • Eye: Keino Gut
  • Tail: Red Golden Pheasant Body Feather
  • Rib: UNI-Mylar #10 Gold, UNI-French Twisted Silver Medium
  • Body: Berlin Wool 1/3 Dark Olive + 2/3 Dark Brown
  • Body Hackle: Heron
  • Throat: Red Golden Pheasant Body Feather
  • Wings: Bronze Mallard – 2 layers
  • Finish: Loon Hard Head Black

My first blind-eye tied for fishing: a Lady Caroline on a large Partridge #3/0 hook, I have never fished this before either, so this will be something to test out once the rivers open again. The gut is artificial gut from Helsinki Spey Clave.

https://flytyer.org/eide/pattern/lady-caroline-blind-eye

Lady Caroline

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  • Hook: Alec Jackson 2061 #1.5
  • Thread: Semperfli 12/0 White
  • Tail: Red Golden Pheasant Body Feather
  • Rib: UNI-Mylar #10 Gold, UNI-French Twisted Silver Medium
  • Body: Berlin Wool 1/3 Dark Olive + 2/3 Dark Brown
  • Body Hackle: Heron
  • Throat: Red Golden Pheasant Body Feather
  • Wings: Bronze Mallard – 2 layers
  • Finish: Loon Hard Head Black

A first for me: the classic Lady Caroline!

I have looked at this for a long time but have been missing the materials to do it properly. The base pattern itself is not difficult, but getting it perfect is another thing: I’ll tie up a batch of these for fishing this winter, maybe experimenting with some sealsfur for body dubbing.