Published Oct 5. 2021 - 2 years ago

Claret Shoveler

Few flies are more elegant than salmon flies, and especially classic spey- and steelhead-flies can be stunning - despite their more simple style compared to the traditional classic fully dressed salmonflies. In this video we have teamed up with Håkan Karsnäser, who will be tying the Claret Shoveler. Originally it's a steelhead spey fly from the American salmon- and steelhead expert Bob Veverka, and it was published in his beautiful book "Spey Flies”. The name comes from the front-hackle which is a feather from the shoveler duck, and the combination with the beautifully marked strips from the Argus Pheasent creates the overall look of this lovely - yet simple spey-fly.

Hook: Ahrex HR 418 - WD Bomber
Thread: Black
Rib: Oval Gold Tinsel
Body: Flat Silver Tinsel and Claret Seals Wool
Hackle: Brown speyhackle (Ringneck Pheasant - natural brown)
Front: Choffler Duck hackle
Wing: Great Argus Pheasant Wing, V-style

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