McConn's Ace (variant)
Dressing

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Hook: Size 8, 10, 12 or 14 Kamasan B175 or B170.

or black equivalent.

Rib: Fine red holographic

Body: Black thread.

Wing: Black Marabou.

Overwing: Bronze mallard

Cheeks: JC splits.

Shoulder Hackle: Black Hen

Thread:  Black UTC 70 Denier.

Tie thread and rib onto hook first, apply two coats

of varnish, then set aside to dry.

 

 

I fish this strikingly pretty and simple little pattern mostly in a size 12, in conjunction with palmers and dabblers etc, so I theefore tend think of it as more of a wet fly than a lure. It is, however, obviously based on the 'Ace of Spades', so I'll file under 'lures', and you can make your own mind up. I do reccommend that you tie some- in any size you like -  and fish them. This slight variation combines the best of several styles of fly - wets, cormorants, nymphs, and brings them together to create a very effective and reliable pattern. Effective right through the season from the word go until the very last days.