A couple weeks back we put together a step by step on how to tie the Colburn Special, a traditional hairwing pattern for salmon and steelhead. Traditional salmon flies are no less productive than they were 100 years ago, and more and more anglers these days are finding the joy in not only tying, but fishing the ‘classics.’
Therefore, today we continue the trend with a great post from Stuart Foxall on another traditional style of salmon patterns, Spey style flies. More specifically, how to tie the the Lady Caroline.
The Lady Caroline – Tying Instructions
- Longer shank hooks.
- Multi ribbings.
- Usually no tail.
- Bodies made from berlin wool, pigs wool, or seals fur dubbings.
- Long flowing coq or heron body hackles.
- Bronze mallard tented wings.