I thought it appropriate to offer the Lady Caroline as this week’s TBT fly. Yes, I just blogged about tying it in the last week in Tying Spey Flies – I’m Scared, but it’s perhaps the most famous spey fly. John Shewey in his Spey Flies & Dee Flies book suggests there is evidence “Geordie” Shanks developed it. I believe he was a ghillie for the Duke of Richmond at Gordon Castle for more than 50 years. Evidence suggests he named the fly after “Lady Caroline Gordon Lennox, daughter of the Duke of Richmond and Gordon of Gordon Castle on the Spey in the last century.” (John Ashley-Cooper)

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