I've been tying some classic wet flies from the color plates in Ray Bergman's Trout. I've always enjoyed thumbing through the plates and looking at the colorful wet flies of an age gone by. I am sure a few people still fish these flies but I would be willing to bet that they are the rare exception
One pattern that has always intrigue me is the Alexandra with it's peacock herl wings and I've been curious to give this late 19th century Scottish fly a try.
Has anyone fished an Alexandra? I would love to hear about it