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A Catalog of Spey and Dee Flies

Black King
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Black King
Hook: Partridge Bartleet Supreme CS10/2 #1/0.
Rib: 4 turns of wide flat gold tinsel, with medium flat silver tinsel in between, and fine round gold tinsel as a counter-rib.
Butt: orange Berlin wool for 1/5 total body length.
Body: black Berlin wool.
Hackle: black coque.
Collar: teal.
Wing: bronze mallard, tented and very low, horizontal style.
Head: claret.
Note: A classic Spey River fly, surely over 150 years old. The claret thread in the head is my own embellishment, as I found the black thread on the black hook with the black Berlin wool caused the head to get lost in it all. The classic color for the head is black. I actually prefer brown; it looks nice with bronze mallard.

Fly tied and photographed by R. J. Brown.

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