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Hare’s Lug and Plover

I have been waiting for a Golden Plover skin for a very long time, but this week it finally arrived! The color and pattern on the head/neck of this bird really lends itself to a  spider pattern as this.

The small spiders and flymphs will get a section in the flybox this year for more active fishing.

Childers – Tied in hand

Childers – a pattern I have tied both for presentation and for fishing before, but never tied in hand. Will tie up with this style for fishing as well, to go with a box I’m building up for the ASFI later this summer.

The hook is a approx #5/0 from Flemming, a beautiful hook to tie on – the finish on it is just exquisite!

Spey: Miss Grant

Hook: Alec Jackson 2060 #3/0
Tag
: Silver
Tail: Teal
Body: Orange silk. Green, Red and Brown wool mixed
Ribs: Silver
Hackle: Heron from second turn
Wing: Golden pheasant tail

A pattern from the Farlows book that was given as a challenge on The Spey Tyer group on facebook. The only difference here from the Keson version is the body: Where Kelson had olive-green, Farlows had Green, Red & Brown wool mixed.

Tied this sparsely to bring for fishing, so went with just a few turns of hackle, and a hackle that wasn’t dense in fibers. A pure Golden pheasant wing is not something that is too easy to work with, but as long as you take your time it will come together in the end.