Hinotori
Hinotori

FLY FISHING DICTIONARY
Quill
Quill Gordon
 
 
Alexandra  English fly
  Wet fly created by George M. Kelson in England in the 19th century, who initially called the fly "Lady of the Lake" in reference to the legend of King Arthur. Later, he changed the fly's name to that of the revered Queen Alexandra, a royal princess from Denmark who married Edward 7th of England in 1863. She was loved by the British people for her work to bring relief to refugees and the sick.
  Although this fly is used as a pattern that imitates a stickleback during breeding season, this fly without doubt works effectively as an attractor because of its brilliant green color with a red tint. The fly is used mainly in lakes but also occasionally on a river. The use of this fly is prohibited in some fishing spots in Britain because some believed that it fished too well. It is a beautiful fly using a voluminous peacock sword.
  In 1929, Frier Gulline of Montreal made a streamer of the same name.
Tying Material
hook: # 6 -10
thread: black
tail: originally ibis, generally scarlet floss
body: silver tinsel, or oval tinsel
ribbing hackle: black hen
wing: peacock sword
cheek: originally ibis, generally scarlet feather
 
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ReferenceTrout flies (Williams), 1932. The new encyclopedia of fly fishing, 1999 (1986). Modern trout flies and how to tie them, 1979 (1975). Fly patterns, an international guide, 1999 (1986).
 
 
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Nishibetsugawa River, a spring creek. Hokkaido, Japan
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