Tail: Peacock sword and/or scarlet
Ribbing: Oval silver tinsel (optional)
Body: Silver tinsel
Hackle: Deep wine, dark claret, or black
Wing: Peacock sword – may have dash of scarlet on each side
The Alexandra exists in numerous variations. It is a fly of English origin that was supposedly banned in fishing competitions at one time because of its killing effectiveness. Personal experience with the Alexandra has earned it a place in my wet fly box. I sometimes finish it with a red head.