Published Dec 27. 2012 - 8 years ago
Updated or edited Nov 27. 2020

#362 - Ace of Spades

Ace of Spades - Don Bastian Tied by: Don Bastian Originated by: Don Bastian Hook: Gaelic Supreme Mike Martinek Rangeley streamer hook 8xl #1 Thread:...

#362 Ace of Spades - Don Bastian #362 Ace of Spades - Don Bastian


Tied by: Don Bastian
Originated by: Don Bastian

Hook: Gaelic Supreme Mike Martinek Rangeley streamer hook 8xl #1
Thread: Black 8/0
Tail: Black duck or goose quill sections, paired
Body: Silver flat tinsel
Rib: Silver oval tinsel
Belly: Black bucktail
Throat: Claret hackle fibers
Wing: 4 claret hackles flanked by black hackle
Topping: 4-6 peacock herls
Head: Black

Notes: Don created the Ace of Spades streamer around 1998. It was originally published in the collection of streamers found in 'Forgotten Flies'. The pattern was created with the hopes of producing a dark casting streamer to fish in the Moosehead Lake region of Maine.
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This is a beautiful streamer is seen powerful, great tied Don.

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Such a beautiful fly. I am not sure if it would be more appealing to the fish or the ladies!

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Don, you knocked this one right out of the park! Stunning work!!

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"The Ace of Spades" was originally named by the late U.K. pro-tyer, Dave Collyer, The dressing is. 4/10 l.s. hook, blk thread, dressed Matuka style, with 2 pairs black cock or hen hackles (back to back) over a black chenille body ribbed with silver oval tinsel. A "crown or overwing" of bronze mallard fibres with natural guinea fowl false hackle. This can be weighted &/or beaded if desired & has taken a lot of fish since it's inception back in the 1960's when it was first published in the now de-funked "Angling" magazine where Dave had a monthly column. It was also in his first book "Fly Dressing"

arkle

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Thanks for the history on the other Ace of Spades pattern John.

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It seems that Mr.Schmookler didn't do much, if any research on any of the U.K. patterns in Forgotten Flies, as I don't recall any of them being correct.

arkle

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Very nice indeed Don......

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This one looks amazing, love it

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Hello all;
John, thanks for your comment and addition of the English Ace of Spades. I was unaware of the pattern name at the time, and created my version independently.
Thanks to each of the rest of you for your comments and compliment! I appreciate it!

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