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
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.
Very nice job on the ribbing. I am impressed.
07-01-2004, 06:30 PM
I too like the ribbing, that looks great! :Eyecrazy:
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?
07-02-2004, 08:32 AM
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
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.
07-02-2004, 08:54 AM
Thanks for posting the recipe. I'll definately try it as is, and maybe with a moosehair wing!
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.
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.