The amount of people I have meet fishing the roncade over the last few years is amazing, it's become popular far and wide. Nice tying, my only comment would be Ron's hackle is more sprung.My entry for this month is the Roncade. This deadly pattern is tied on a size 14 gold Edmond Drury treble. A proven winner in all water heights.
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The dressing is;
Tag: Oval gold tinsel
Tail: Orange and Yellow buck tail mixed, 2 strands of pearl micro flash
Butt: Green Glo Brite floss
Body: Gold holographic tinsel
Rib: oval gold tinsel
Wing: Black bucktail
Hackle: Bright Yellow cock hackle
Concentrate on the dog Iain, terrible news, take your time, the comp can wait as long as it needs to - it's not a priority.
That's a nice looking fly and not one I've seen before. With that standard of tying I hope we see an entry for the July comp. Thanks for sharing it.Damn I missed the deadline, first time trying to enter and couldn’t figure out how to upload my picture. A way seeing as I have tied a fly I thought I would share it just for fun.
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It’s an Ailsa’s Elver as per an article in T&S Aug 2012. Hopefully it will do the business on the Spey next month.
Aluminium tube - mine is 1 1/4 inch
Throat - blue arctic fox
Under wing - black arctic fox, red crystal flash and red holo flash about over
Over wing - black goat with silver Krystal flash and peacock heels over
Sides - vulturine guinea fowl
Cheeks - jungle cock