The Lady Caroline | first mentioned in George Kelson's "The Salmon Fly", 1895 |
The Classic Lady Caroline Fly is arguably one of the most recognizable Spey patterns; however unlike traditional Speys, the Lady C is tied with a tail. Tied by (most likely) Geordie Shanks, who was head ghillie at the Gordon Castle (as mentioned in A. E. Knox's Autumns on the Spey). The fly was named after Caroline Elizabeth Gordon Lennox (1844-1934) who was daughter of the Duke of Richmond and Gordon at Gordon Castle.
Tied on a Partridge CS10-1 Bartleet using real metal tinsels from Lagartun.