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: New fly for the Gaspe!

07-01-2004, 08:42 AM
The attached image is that of a new fly I made for the Gaspe called Ann's Emerald. I wanted to make a spey fly that had a good color combination for the rivers of the Gaspe and this is what I came up with. It has worked well so far. Several people have caught fish on it. I myself was not one of them however. I named the fly after my friend Ann Smith who also posts on the board under the name Quebec Sporting.

07-01-2004, 01:49 PM
Nice fly.

I wonder though if you ever thought about changing the teal face to dyed highlander green or chartreuse teal or mallard. I think this small change would make the fly even more effective and have a more ballanced look since the green teal or mallard would match the green floss body ribbing.

07-01-2004, 02:41 PM
Great idea! The fly has been evolving anyway. I started with a wing of brown mallard. The rib is made of the new Lagartun flat braid. Interesting stuff.

07-01-2004, 02:50 PM
Very nice job on the ribbing. I am impressed.


07-01-2004, 06:30 PM
I too like the ribbing, that looks great! :Eyecrazy:

Stu Farnham
07-01-2004, 09:32 PM
The photo is a tad dark -- is that a married wing, black & green?

Superb job on the ribbing, and I, dor one, like the teal throat as is...


07-02-2004, 07:23 AM
Great job Charlie! Very nicely done. Can you purchase this ribbing online? I've never seen it before. It looks great. Thanks for sharing. Would you have a detailed recipe?
Tight lines,

07-02-2004, 08:32 AM
Thanks guys,

The recipe is as follows -

Tag: fine oval silver
Rib: Green Lagartun flat braid with fine oval silver on either side.
Counter Rib: fine oval silver
Body: black floss
Body Hackle: black dyed spey type hackle (blue eared works well) over front half of body
Collar: Teal
Wing: black quill segment with narrow strip of green married into the middle.

The Lagartun flat braid is available on line but I’m not sure where. It is a new product from Lagartun. I’m sure anyone that sells their tinsels can get it for you. Try some of the site sponsors. I’m sure one of them has it.

Thanks Charlie

07-02-2004, 08:54 AM
Thanks for posting the recipe. I'll definately try it as is, and maybe with a moosehair wing!
Tight Lines.

07-02-2004, 02:09 PM
One of our sponsors River Run Angler does indeed carry the Lagartun flat braid. Just drop Aaron (speybum) a private message or email and I'm sure he would be happy to sell you some.

07-02-2004, 03:03 PM
Perfect, thanks for the information.
Tight lines!

07-05-2004, 08:07 AM

Lovely fly - in every way! I actually like the natural Teal collar (as is), too.

Is the ribbing (also well done) the Lagartun French Mini-Flatbraid, or an altogether brand new product?


07-06-2004, 07:29 AM

It is the Lagartun French Mini-Flatbraid.

Thanks, Charlie