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Ace of Spade Fly

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About the Ace of Spade Trout Fly

A matuka style lure devised by Dave Collyer of Surrey, England. A killing pattern when fished slow and deep, retrieve with intermittent pauses.

Creator of this trout fly: Dave Collyer

Tier of this trout fly: Mandy Shelvey

Country of origin for this trout fly: England

This trout fly is designed to be fished on Dams & Reservoirs, Still Water fish


  • Hook : 6-10.
  • Thread : Black.
  • Body : Black chenille.
  • Rib : Oval silver.
  • Beard Hackle : Guinea fowl hackle fibres.
  • Wing : Four black cock.
  • Over Wing : Mallard, bronze or goat's hair, dyed ginger.

Matuka style originates from New Zealand Two of the black hackles are tied back to back with the rounded tips extending beyond the hook. The underside fibres are stripped so that the feather quill lays on the body. The ribbing is taken through the wing fibres, which hold it down.

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