Ace of Hearts

Ace of Hearts

Hook: Hayabusa 761
Rib: Oval silver tinsel
Body: Red tying thread
Wing: Black marabou
Overwing: Bronze Mallard
Throat: Guinea Fowl
Cheeks: Jungle cock splits
Thread: Danvilles 6/0

A pattern I came across on Caithness Quality Flies’ website. A “McConn’s Ace of Spades” variant. However, other than that, I can’t find much about the origin of these “Cormorant-like” Ace of Spades or “Ace of Spades-like” Cormorants other than occasional references to them, mainly in Scotland. They’re certainly different to Dave Collyer’s original.