A traditional wet fly pattern with an enticing, flashy appearance, designed to imitate small baitfish.
The Alexandra fly is tied on a wet fly or a streamer hook, utilizing materials that create a lively and eye-catching profile in the water. The body is typically formed using silver tinsel, flat or oval, wrapped around the hook shank to achieve a slender shape. The tail is crafted from a few strands of red ibis or red hackle fibers, providing a vivid contrast and adding to the fly's overall attraction.
The wing of the Alexandra fly is made from paired sections of peacock herl or sword fibers, which are tied in along the hook shank with the natural curve facing outward, creating a wide, fish-like silhouette. A throat hackle, usually formed from red hackle fibers or ibis, is tied in under the hook shank, adding further color and movement to the pattern.
The head of the fly is formed by wrapping the tying thread and finishing it with a whip finish or a half hitch, creating a small, neat head that secures all the materials in place.
The Alexandra fly is designed to imitate small baitfish. Not one in particular, so within imitating these baitfish patterns it's a generic pattern. Look for the colors of the baitfish around though, the better the match the better the catch...
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