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Default Chester's Spey ;

The first acquaintance I made while fishing for steelhead really liked my streamer 'The Grand Laker' so I made a couple for Chester. When I started to use more of a soft hackle 'Spey' style on some of the flies I Incorporated the color concepts of the feather wing streamers that were productive. The results are seen in the flies that are posted here, (the ones you've never heard of) here is another.

Chester's Spey;

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How to;

Hook: I use gold or bronze #5
Tag: Fine gold French Braid tinsel
Tip: Burnt orange floss
Butt: Olive Ostrich herl
Body: Olive brown floss
Ribbing: First a rib of burnt orange floss followed by the fine French Braid, these are wound over the stem of the hackle also
Hackle: A brown spey hackle
Throat: Olive hackle collared and tied down to form the throat
Wing: Bronzed mallard
Cheek: J.C.
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