If you have not read the text of the first post to this thread, please do. I am working on a thread that will supply us with a scroll down fly pattern catalog and would welcome the help of members. You can post a pattern and then continue to add patterns to that post forming your own group of patterns in the catalog. Here is an old favorite for steelhead.
The Green Butt Skunk; spey dress
Hook: #4 single salmon
Tag: Flat silver tinsel
Tip: Light green floss ribbed with flat silver tinsel
Tail: A bunch of red hackle fibers
Body: Black dubbing (choice) palmered with a black saddle hackle and ribbed with heavy oval silver tinsel
Collar: Guinea hackle
Wing: White Skunk hair
Hook: #2 single salmon
Tail: White buck tail
Body: Rear half yellow wool or spun fur, front half red wool or fur
Rib: Flat silver tinsel
Wing: white & red buck tail stacked
Collar: Medium brown hackle tied back
Everyone has heard of this one and you should tie some.
Hook: Single salmon #2
Tail: Orange & yellow hackle barbs, stacked
Body: Reddish orange wool, chenille, or spun fur ribbed with heavy gold tinsel
Wing: White buck tail or Polar Bear
Collar: Orange and yellow hackles wound in that order, orange first.
White Wing Akroyd;
a difficult tie but the pattern has proven itself as a producer. It does lend a finishing touch to the steelhead box.
Hook: I use a #3 steelhead Iron here
Tag: Flat gold tinsel long
Tail: A bunch of golden pheasant tippet fibers over which is a gold pheasant crest
Butt: Black ostrich
Body: Rear, lemon yellow dubbing, front is black dubbing
Ribbing: Wrap the front (black) body with a black spey hackle then wrap a heavy oval gold tinsel over the whole body
Collar: Long mallard flank
Cheeks: Jungle cock angling down a bit as shown
Wing: Over all is a white pair of quill slips turkey or goose
Hook: Single salmon Partridge #4
Tail: Dyed purple hackle fibers
Body: Rear is split (half orange floss half red floss), front is black chenille
Rib: Medium oval silver tinsel
Hackle: Purple hackle tied down
Wing: White calf tail
While I have a handfull of those purple feathers handy..................
Signal Light Spey;
Hook: I use a Jackson #3 Steelhead Iron, these are about the same size as a Partridge #4 but heavier.
Tag: Flat silver
Body: Rear = orange floss, Mid = yellow floss, Front = black chenille
Rib: Over the two floss sections with narrow oval in silver
Hackle: Palmer the chenille with three turns of a purple spey feather, then wind two turns of black marabou as a collar
Wing: top the fly with 4 matched black hackles as the wing.
The Black Herron Spey:
Hook: I use a Partridge #4 here
Body: Rear 2/3 flat silver tinsel (the metallic kind) Front 1/3 is dubbed black seal substitute. Rib it all with oval silver tinsel
Hackle: Black Heron substitute, collared with Guinea fowl that is tied down as a throat.
Wing: A pair of black goose quill sections
Note: The design of this fly is for it to have rather long and flowing hackle fibers. I have used a prepped marabou quill that I dyed and stripped for this dressing. The fly sort of reminds me of one of my original creations 'Ard's Nine Three Spey'. I like the Black Herron and they aren't that hard to tie so go for it.
Sol Duc Spey; Glasso pattern
Hook: #2 single spey
Body; Rear half orange floss, Front half orange spun fur or dubbing of choice, this is spun fur.
Rib: Flat silver tinsel followed with a yellow spey hackle, then with oval tinsel to help secure hackle
Collar: Black saddle hackle
Wing: Four matched hackle tips - orange
Here is another tied more full; these have been catching some nice Char for me here.
Hook: AJ. #2
Tag: Half silver, half gold, flat tinsel
Body: Rear is red floss, front is dark purple dubbed hair, your choice
Ribbing: Flat gold counter wrapped with oval tinsel
Hackle: Purple spey feather
Collar: Purple saddle with Teal flank
Under wing: 2 strands each of red, pink, and orange floss
Wing: Brown mallard flank
Good luck with that, I don't find these easy to tie.